Arranging a partnership at a meeting held at Euston Hotel in 1845

circa 1880
Goupil & Cie

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Engraving, Arranging a partnership at a meeting held at Euston Hotel in 1845, photogravure by Goupil & Co, after a painting by Hugh Carter, about 1870. Depicts the meeting of Sir Edward W Watkin, Secretary of the Trent Valley Railway, with solicitors of the London & Birmingham and Grand Junction Railways, Samuel Carter, William Wagstaff and John Swift. Watkin is seated at a table with Wagstaff and Swift, with Carter standing between them. The table is covered with a cloth and laid with a decanter and plates of fruit. On a serving table against the wall are bottles, fruit in an ornamental stand and a potted plant. On the wall are two paintings, one featuring a railway viaduct. Printed text at bottom left reads "Hugh Carter Pinxit" and "Photogravure, Goupil & Co." with the title and legend, in ink, below.


Pictorial Collection (Railway)
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overall: 625 mm x 777 mm x , ,
print and engraving