Henry Payne (1868 - 1940):
Bonfire to Celebrate the Coronation of George VI, 1936
Framed (ref: 580)
Signed and inscribed with title on the reverse
Pastel on buff paper, sight size 13 x 10 1/4 in. (33 × 26 cm.), overall size 16 7/8 x 12 1/4 in. (43 × 31cm.)
Provenance: The Fine Art Society
The coronation of George VI took place on 12 May 1937, some five months after the abdication of Edward VII. Celebrations took place throughout England, culminating in the lighting of a chain of bonfires, acting as beacons, across the country.