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The Jubilee naval action on the Serpentine in commemoration of the Battle of the Nile

The Jubilee naval action on the Serpentine in commemoration of the Battle of the Nile

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1814

Shelfmark: Ktop XXVI

Item number: 6-o

Genre: Topographical Print

The Great Fair of 1814 allowed Londoners to celebrate the end of the war with France. The highlight was a naval re-enactment on the Serpentine lake of the Battle of the Nile, complete with guns firing at 'French' ships, which were slowly sunk to the sound of the national anthem.

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