The End of the Journey

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A stagecoach is reaching its destination, greeted by a stable boy as passengers start getting off
The end of the journey.
(Facing p. 358.)

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A stagecoach is reaching its destination, greeted by a stable boy and another man already chatting with the coachman as passengers start getting off the coach, one of them yawning and stretching on the roof.

Coaching Days and Coaching Ways was illustrated by Hugh Thomson and Herbert Railton, and shows no clear indication of which artist did what. It should therefore be noted that our attribution of this illustration to Hugh Thomson is no more than a guess. Thomson’s particular talent for character drawing, and attention to the difference in style between the two artists make it plausible, however, that for this book, Thomson was assigned illustrations which focused on people while Railton took care of the quieter depictions of buildings, courtyards, etc.

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