Tuck's Oilette The Marble Arch


Stock #: 16642
Type: Postcard
Era: Divided Back
City: London
Country: England
Publisher: Raphael Tuck & Sons
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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This is a fine erection in the style of the Arch of Constantine at Rome. It was built by Nash at a cost of 75,000 pounds, and placed by George IV, at the entrace of Buckingham Palace, but was removed to the north-east corner of Hyde Park in 1851. Just beyond it is the ancient district of Tyburn, Newgate's fore-runner as a place of public execution. The central bronze gates of the Marble Arch, which are of admirable workmanship, are only opened for the Sovereign to pass through.

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