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Internment of the Remains of the late Lord Viscount Nelson in the Cathedral of St Pauls

Internment of the Remains of the late Lord Viscount Nelson in the Cathedral of St Pauls

Engraver: Lewis, FC

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1806

Shelfmark: Ktop XXIII

Item number: 36-I

Genre: Topographical Print

Nelson was given a splendid state funeral and burial in St Paul's cathedral in January 1806. The great cathedral dome was brilliantly lit by a huge chandelier, hovering just above Nelson's magnificently decorated black coffin. The coffin was lowered into the crypt, and into a sarcophagus intended for Cardinal Wolsey. This was engraved from a drawing made by Pugin during the time of the ceremony.

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