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The Quicksilver

The Quicksilver

A Royal Mail coach, The Quicksilver, passes the Star and Garter at the Brentford end of Kew Bridge.

The Quicksilver was the London to Falmouth Royal Mail Coach and operated in the years between 1835 and 1859. In 1837 it became the fastest long-distance mail coach in England with an average speed of 10.25 miles an hour with the London to Falmouth journey being accomplished in 16 hours and 34 minutes.

The Star and Garter was a venerable old Coaching Inn positioned on the Middlesex shore of the Thames by Kew Bridge. It closed in 1983.

Mounted and framed in an angled maple frame.


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Dimensions: 40cm (15¾") High, 40cm (15¾") Wide, 15cm (6") Thick
Stock code: AD1633

Printed by James Pollard in 1835. Pollard, a specialist in coaching and sporting scenes began his working life as an engraver, the pupil of his father Robert Pollard. He later turned to painting, while still engraving many of his own paintings.