The other five pictures bear no clear evidence as to the occasion. The lack of a full date suggests it was not the marriage of Prince George and Princess Marina, for which the paintings all bear the exact date. They are likely also of the coronation celebrations.
Any help identifying the location of the 2nd paintings would be appreciated.
The first two paintings in this set are dated 6.5.35, which date was the start of celebrations marking the Silver Jubilee of King George V. The King and Queen attended services at St Pauls Cathedral.
The third incomplete painting in this group is undated but the caption indicates it was the same occasion. The fourth painting is incomplete, but its style and the scene suggest it be included in this set.
Car ocassionally included a year by her signature of her paintings. In this set of paintings of London bedecked with flags, she has given each painting a full date of 29.11.34, which indicates the date was of significance. On that day Prince George, Duke of Kent, married Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark in Westminster Abbey. We can deduce that this was the occasion for celebration.
As so often, Car beautifully depicts the people celebrating the ocassion.
This series of fourteen watercolours 11″ x 7½” were painted in and around Trafalger Square and Marble Arch while London was bedecked with flags in July 1919 to celebrate victory in World War 1.
The paintings of the cenotaph show wreathes not of stone but of laurel with scarlet binding. This is well described in a report printed in the Ashburton Guardian. This was, therefore, the temporary wood and plaster cenotaph constructed for the Victory Day parade (also known as Peace Day) on 19th July 1919. Later in 1919 the structure was replaced with the present Portland stone construction, which was unveiled on 11 November 1920. The wreathes on this structure are carved in stone, so this dates the paintings and the occasion.
At this time, the double deck omnibuses were still horse-drawn.
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