Print: Baxter CL 331 – the official title is The King of the French leaving Eu for Paris, Sepr. 12th, 1843 and appeared in Suttaby's Le Souvenir, 1849 and issued on various mounts by Baxter. The "King of the French" was Louis Philippe, Duke of Orleans, who renounced his titles and assumed the surname of Egalité. In 1800 he came to reside at Twickenham, and later accepted the constitutional throne of France in 1830. In 1843 Queen Victoria and Prince Albert visited him at the Chateau at Eu; 5 years later came the Revolution, and the King abdicated and fled to Britain
On the plate it states "Sketched during the procession by G. Baxter, Patentee of Oil Colour Printing, 11, Northampton Square." This indicates that Baxter was in France in September, 1843, the year he produced " The Wreck of the Reliance off Boulogne"
As Baxter made his drawing in 1843, it is most probable the Revolution 5 years later that prompted Baxter to publish this in that year. The Collegiate Church, is seen in the centre of the print. Matched pair with Abbeville (1184) if still available.
Size (cm ht x w): 7.2 x 5.5 (image) 17.5 x 16 (frame)
State: On card overmounted in cream with gold edge in modern gilt frame
Condition: Print is excellent, light rubbing to frame. Frame and glass recently stripped and cleaned, ready to hang.
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