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Trooping the Colour

A work made of color lithograph on cream wove paper.

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  • A work made of color lithograph on cream wove paper.

Date:

1922

Artist:

Charles Paine (English, 1895-1967)
printed by Sanders Phillips and Company Limited
published by Underground Electric Railways Company of London Limited

About this artwork

Against a ground echoing the red, white, and blue diagonal lines of the British Union Jack flag, soldiers march and stand at attention. A row of the guards’ distinctive bearskin caps and the tips of their swords raised in front of their hidden faces punctuate the bottom of the image.
Trooping the Colour is a ceremony that marks the official birthday of the British monarch. Each June, parading soldiers, horses, and musicians march down the Mall to Buckingham Palace in London. Paine captured the pomp and precision of the occasion in an understated way.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Charles Paine

Title

Trooping the Colour

Origin

England

Date

1922

Medium

Color lithograph on cream wove paper

Dimensions

1015 × 635 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Gift of Underground Electric Railways Company of London Limited

Reference Number

1924.1019

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