The Barge Of The Merchant Taylors' Company, Built 1800
38 x 23cm (14 x 9.1 inches).
The Worshipful Company of Merchant Taylors is one of the 110 livery companies of the City of London. The Company was at first an association of tailors. By the end of the 17th century, its connection with the tailoring trade had virtually ceased and it became what it is today, a philanthropic and social association
This high quality vintage lithograph was made in Great Britain in the early 1950s. The paper is thick and light creamy white in excellent condition and is blank on the reverse side.
From the time of Henry VIII onwards, spectacular state barge processions became popular on the River Thames. The processions comprised of royal barges, the Lord Mayor's barge and livery company barges. The livery companies evolved from London's medieval trade guilds. These wealthy, ancient companies, such as The Goldsmiths, became (and some remain!), very wealthy and politically powerful in The City of London. Their magnificent barges projected the power and success of their owners to the public.
|38 x 23cm (14 x 9.1 inches)
|21 to 30 cm [8 to 12 inches]