Arrival of Queen Victoria at King's Cross Station

Made:
c. 1852
maker:
Lewis Cubitt

Watercolour, Arrival of Queen Victoria at King's Cross Station, by an unknown artist, possibly Lewis Cubitt, the station's architect, about 1852. Depicts the station frontage, with crowds greeting the arrival of the royal carriage which appears to contain Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, and is escorted by the Household Cavalry. There are carriages and horse buses in front of the station, and a wagon carrying a steam locomotive on York Road, the street alongside the station. A man standing in the road in front of the station holds a placard inscribed "Gt Northern R, York Races". Framed and glazed in perspex. Frame is not original.

Details

Category:
Pictorial Collection (Railway)
Object Number:
1975-8522
Measurements:
overall; frame: 792 mm x 1347 mm x 33 mm,
overall (estimate); image: 721 mm x 1280 mm
type:
watercolour