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SMITH, J.T.

(London) An accurate View (drawn & etched by J. T. Smith, engraver of the Antiquities of London & Westminster) from the House of W. Tunnard Esq. on the Bankside, adjoining the site of Shakespeare's Theatre on wedenesday the 8th Januay, when the remains of the great Admiral lord Nelson were brougt from Greenwich to Whitehall; comprehending not only the vessels attending...but also the principal buildings &c between the Monument & St. Pauls. 1806.

Original etched and engraved print 27 x 45.7 cm. Titled beneath with detailed description identifying the various barges Some very light foxing, generally very fresh.

A very fine and detailed view of London's north bank with the flotilla of boats accompanying Nelson's funeral barges in the foreground. Titled beneath and with wo columns of seven lines of description of the procession. In the centre between the description and beneath the title are two quotes: "Dear is the Triumph, where one breath must tell - 'Though Victory crown'd him, yet the Hero fell!' / 'He was ever the defender of the Citizens, both in body & mind; and continued his love towards his countrymen, all his life.' Maccabees". At bottom right, "The Engraver is signally obliged to Francis Townsend Esq. Windsor Herald, F. A. S for his liberal communications"

Price £ 1250.00
Stock Code F49182
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