Eton School and the Boys' Arch. Artist: Robert Dudley. Drawn and lithographed by Dudley, with assistance from Day's technicians. Chromolithograph, 11 ¾ x 16 ½ inches. An illustration for W. H. Russell's A Memorial of the Marriage of H.R.H. Albert Prince of Wales and H.R.H. Alexandra of Denmark (London: Day, 1864).

Dudley's bright, dynamic design is celebratory in tone, while also providing a vivid portrait of the lives of the British ruling classes in the mid-nineteenth century. The boys cheer in traditional fashion as Alexandra goes by in her carriage.

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