During the night a stage coach pulled by four horses has stopped at a station. Here, the station team change the horses and a man dressed in livery holds a lamp into the dark interior of the carriage. Above, the luggage is covered by a tarpaulin and two seated men in top hats (the driver and probably a guard) are well wrapped against the cold night air.
This aquatint print is plate VI of a series of prints known as 'Fores's Coaching Recollections'. The series was first published as a set of five between 1842 and 1846. However, this print dates from 1883, when the series was republished with this additional plate.
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