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Interment of Nelson at St Paul's, 9 January 1806 RMG PY7331

Interment of Nelson at St Paul's, 9 January 1806 RMG PY7331

 
 
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Interment of Nelson at St Paul's, 9 January 1806
original art [B2019 is not a watercolour but another copy of the aquatint. PvdM Feb 2005]
Nelson’s coffin lies on a catafalque directly beneath the dome. Around it are thousands of spectators in specially erected stands. A huge lantern made for the occasion with 130 individual lamps lights the scene. Captured French and Spanish ensigns hang from the galleries.

Interment of Nelson at St Paul's, 9 January 1806

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09/01/1806
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National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
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