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ENGLISH SCHOOL CIRCA 1830 (19th Century )

19th century, England

The London to Exeter Royal Mail Coach

Oil on canvas laid down

49.70 x 61.00 cm    19.57 x 24.02 inches

Overall Framed Size
60.00 x 71.50 cm    23.62 x 28.15 inches


THE ROYAL MAIL COACH SERVICE

The Royal Mail coach or Post coach depicted here is an example of a service that had started in Britain in 1784 and was faster than the stage coach as passengers were of lesser importance than the mail and stops were made only at mail reception points. The coach was drawn by four horses with the mail contained in a box at the rear of the vehicle and gua...
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