Coronation of George IV - Westminster Abbey Coronation Ticket, 1821
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Overall: 29cm (11.5in) x 31.5cm (12.5in)
Black and blue inks on paper. Printed by James Whiting and Robert Branston showing the King seated on throne with classical maidens, laurels, and coat of arms, (this being a fine and early example of the bicoloured security printing developed by Sir William Congreve) all within a blind stamped border by the firm of Dobbs & Kidd, additionally embossed in base with the Royal seal. Signed to the lower right by the Deputy Earl Marshal of England at the Coronation, Lord Howard of Effingham (1767–1845), and inscribed lower left 'Poets Corner’ and ‘Ellenborough’, for Edward Law, 1st Earl of Ellenborough, G.C.B., P.C. (1790-1871), the four times President of the Board of Control and controversial Governor-General of India between 1842 and 1844. Framed and glazed.
Kenneth Alexander Howard, 11th Baron Howard of Effingham, served as a regimental officer with The Coldstream Regiment of Foot Guards in the Flanders Campaign of 1793. He later he became a Divisional Commander under Wellington in the Peninsular War. He was made a Knight of the Bath and, in 1816, was appointed Colonel of the 70th Regiment by the Prince Regent.