This is a little chromolithographic print dating to the 1850s.
It shows Queen Victoria arriving at the Sovereign's Entrance of the House of Lords to open Parliament.
This is a very tiny Victorian miniature print - and it is called a Needlebox Print. This one was made by Le Blond - who made a set of ten little prints called "The Regal Set". It one shows Queen Victoria arriving at the Palace of Westminster.
This little gem-like print by Le Blond & Co was printed using the Baxter’s patent process. Le Blond & Co took a license from Baxter in 1849. In time the company was looked upon as one Baxter's main competitors.
This small print comes from a sheet with a total of 10 regal-themed prints. ‘The little sheet of prints was initially meant to be cut into individual images and affixed to small boxes containing sewing needles and sewing accessories - hence the name needlebox prints.
Baxter had originally intended them to be sold solely to the needlebox manufacturers but a new market seems to have flourished in the 1850s for ladies compiling parlour scrapbooks. Fancy stationers soon realized the commercial potential of selling these prints to individuals for adorning their scrapbooks and for the interiors in doll's houses.
Dimensions: Frame size is 11.5 x 14 cm. The image size is 2.5 x 4.7 cm
This is a very pretty example - even looking close up - this wonderful print still looks like a little miniature drawing made using pencil and watercolours. It being sold is in a nice old Hogarth frame and fancy old mount. It is all ready to hang straight onto your wall. It is in a good antique condition given that it is now about 170 years old. An interesting item documenting Victorian pastimes and episodes from the life of Queen Victoria.
It will be packed in a little sturdy box to send to you with Royal Mail Recorded Post. This will cost £4.95 and applied to your order st the checkout stage.