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The Grand Funeral Procession of the Most Noble Lord Viscount Horatio Nelson

The Grand Funeral Procession of the Most Noble Lord Viscount Horatio Nelson

Medium: Aquatint with etching, coloured

Date: 1806

Shelfmark: Ktop XXII

Item number: 23 b

Genre: Topographical Print

In 1806, Londoners paid their respects and said farewell to Lord Nelson. Such was Nelson's popularity that dense crowds gathered to watch the funeral procession as it snaked its way from Hyde Park to St Paul's Cathedral. The processors included naval comrades, militia regiments, officials, government ministers, the Lord Mayor and his Aldermen, noblemen and the Prince of Wales. This shows the funeral entourage passing through Temple Bar and Fleet Street to St Paul's Cathedral on 9th Jan 1806. The elaborate funeral car has an angel carving and ship's hind are based on Nelson's ship the Victory. There are also inscriptions on the car of Nelson's famous victories such as the Battles of the Nile and Trafalgar. .

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