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Scene on the Serpentine, Hyde Park, on the night of the Grand Jubilee

Scene on the Serpentine, Hyde Park, on the night of the Grand Jubilee

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1814

Shelfmark: Ktop XXVI

Item number: 6-p

Genre: Topographical Print

The Great Fair of 1814 allowed Londoners to celebrate the end of the war with France. The highlight was a re-enactment on the Serpentine of several recent naval battles. This print shows one such re-enactment, "on the night of the Grand Jubilee Aug. 1st, 1814", complete with guns firing at 'French' ships.

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