The 'King's Arms'

Image credit: Kendal Town Council

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The painting shows the departure of the Telegraph coach from the 'King’s Arms', Kendal’s principle coaching inn, mentioned by a traveller in 1696. Another version of the picture, slightly larger but otherwise identical, is in Abbot Hall Art Gallery and the artist reworked the theme with different characters and a slightly different roof line for a client in Manchester.

Kendal Town Hall



The 'King's Arms'




oil on canvas


H 58.5 x W 73.5 cm

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Acquisition method

gift from the executors of the estate of Hannah Harley, 1917

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Kendal Town Hall

Highgate, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 4DU England

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