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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.




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.


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Charles Paine


Trooping the Colour


England (Artist's nationality)

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Color lithograph on cream wove paper


Sheet: 101.5 × 63.5 cm (40 × 25 in.)

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Gift of Underground Electric Railways Company of London Limited

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