Auction Date: 26/11/2014 at 01pm
India and the Punjab – Indian Troops at Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee. An exceptionally super large antique engraving measuring approx 110cm x 90cm showing Sikh and Indian Cavalry at the forefront of the procession in London, titled "The Celebration of the Diamond Jubilee at St Pauls Cathedral, June 22nd 1897, commemorating the sixtieth anniversary of the reign of her majesty Queen Victoria, Empress of India", published by William Doig & Company, 174 New Bond Street, London, January 1st 1900. The print is in original old frame and has not been removed. Printed by the Command of Her Majesty the Queen by John Charlton. The left inscription reads: "From my heart I thank my beloved people, May God bless them - God Save The Queen!" bears facsimile signature "Victoria R I 1899", to margin. Queen Victoria’s 60 years on the British throne were celebrated with great pomp with large contingents of Indian and colonial troops and Maharajahs invited to attend. Such large examples recording the event are most scarce and rare.