A large oil painting of a phaeton at Hyde Park Corner, by Doris Zinkeisen, signed 'Doris Zinkeisen' to the lower right.
Oil on canvas
The painting depicts a scene in the early 19th century, c. 1828. The coachman on the box of his phaeton to the foreground, dressed in a greatcoat and top boots with his queue flying in the wind, drives his two pairs of prancing horses to the right. Beyond are visible the Ionic Screen and Apsley House, along with a number of officers and civilians.
Doris Zinkeisen (1898 – 1991) was a Scottish theatre designer, illustrator and artist. She is especially noted for her depictions of aristocratic and genteel life and her fine attention to historical detail, as well as her commercial work producing railway posters.