Berks Thames.Windsor.Swans. Old Vintage Art Print.1877
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Berks: Thames.Windsor.Swans. Old Vintage Art Print.1877

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TITLE/CAPTION/BRIEF DETAILS: SWAN UPPING ON THE THAMES ABOVE WINDSOR . Berkshire. According to Wikipedia: Swan Upping is an annual ceremonial and practical activity in Britain in which mute swans on the River Thames are rounded up, caught, marked, and then released. Traditionally, the Monarch of the United Kingdom owns all unmarked mute swans on the River Thames. dates from the 12th century, during which swans were a common food source for royalty. Swan upping is a means of establishing a swan census, and today also serves to check the health of swans. Under a Royal Charter of the 15th century, the Vintners' Company and the Dyers' Company, two Livery Companies of the City of London, are entitled to share in the Sovereign's ownership. They conduct the census through a process of ringing the swan's feet, but the swans are no longer eaten.

The image on the right hand side shows the print which is offered for sale. This print is folding hence the centrefold line may show on the image.

DATE PRINTED: 11 August 1877    

IMAGE SIZE: Overall size 22x15 inches. Folding. Image size 19x12 inches 32x22 Cms

TYPE: Antique print

CONDITION: Good. Virtually all antiquarian maps and prints are subject to some normal aging due to use and time which is not obtrusive unless otherwise stated. We offer a no questions asked return policy.

AUTHENTICITY: This is an authentic historic print, published at the date stated above. It is not a modern copy.

VERSO: There is text on the back but no undue show through or 'bleed'.

FOLDING: This is a folding print.



PROVENANCE: The Illustrated London News, The GRAPHIC or similar publication.

Berks: Thames.Windsor.Swans. Old Vintage Art Print.1877

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