Funeral of the Duke of Wellington: The Funeral Car Passing the Archway at Apsley House, 18 November 1852

Thomas Picken (1815 - 1870)
Louis Haghe (1806 - 1885)

Colour lithograph

published 30 April 1853
  • About the work
    Location
    Country: France
    City: Paris
    Place: British Embassy
  • About the artist
    Landscape lithographer and painter Thomas Picken was the younger brother of draughtsman and lithographer Andrew (1815-1845). The brothers were two of four sons of novelist Andrew Picken (1788-1833) and his wife Janet Coxon (1792-1871). Thomas made lithographs for David Roberts's ‘The Holy Land’ (1842-49), William Payne's ‘The Lake Scenery of England’ (1859), John Parker Lawson's ‘Scotland Delineated’ (1847-54) and other works. He exhibited one painting at the Royal Academy in 1857 and ten at the Society of Artists, Suffolk Street (1846-75). Although generally thought to have emigrated to Australia in 1870, a 2004 entry in the ‘Oxford Dictionary of National Biography’ reports that he was an inmate of the Charterhouse, London, from 1879.
    Louis Haghe was born in Belgium, the son of an architect. He trained under the Chevalier de la Barrière, later becoming his lithographic assistant. In c.1823, Haghe travelled to London, where his lithographs were printed by William Day, with whom he enjoyed a long, successful collaboration. By the 1820s, he had taken up watercolour painting. He later produced tinted lithographs, including 250 for Roberts’s ‘The Holy Land...’ (1842-49). From the 1850s he focused on watercolours. He was President of the New Society of Painters in Watercolours (1873-84) and a Knight of the Order of Leopold I. He was also a member of the Academies of Belgium (1847) and Antwerp, and the New Society of Painters in Watercolours. He died in Surrey at the age of 78.
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  • Details
    Title
    Funeral of the Duke of Wellington: The Funeral Car Passing the Archway at Apsley House, 18 November 1852
    Date
    published 30 April 1853
    Medium
    Colour lithograph
    Dimensions
    height: 55.50 cm, width: 72.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from the Parker Gallery, December 1978
    GAC number
    14319