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Artist name:

James Pollard


Artist date(s): 1792-1867
Artist nationality: British

Artwork title:

The Norwich and London Mail at `The Coach and Horses`, Ilford


Artwork date(s): 1830
Artwork type: Painting
Medium: oil on canvas
Measurements: 355x440
Inscription: Dated by the artist
Reference ID: 1712

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Biography

Son of an engraver and publisher, James Pollard learnt the techniques of printmaking while also teaching himself to paint. In his early career, he largely worked as an engraver, producing many reproductions of other artists’ – and occasionally his own – work. In 1821, however, he was commissioned by an inn to paint a mail coach scene. It proved so popular that Pollard began to specialise in these coaching scenes, producing a great number of them in the course of his career. Many reproductions were done from these works, sometimes by the artist himself. After family tragedy in 1840, Pollard painted little, and died in financial straits.



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