James Selby's Brighton Coach Outside the New White Horse Cellar, Piccadilly: 19th century
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James Selby's Brighton Coach Outside the New White Horse Cellar, Piccadilly. Oil on canvas. Probably painted to commemorate Selby's run on 13th July 1888 from London to Brighton and back, for a wager, in under 8 hours. The scene shows the Stagecoach with Selby and his guard Walter Godden. The other seven passengers are likely to include the five subscribers. The coach is drawn by four horses, shown standing outside New White Horse Cellar which was part of Hatchett's Hotel, 67-68 Piccadilly, on corner of Dove Street. A woman with a little girl, and a soldier can be seen on the left and five more people are watching the departure on the right.
1888 AD - 1889 AD