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Design for the Monument to Lord Chatham in the Guildhall; Lord Chatham represented holding the cap of Liberty, and leaning on a Rudder, the emblem of his office as Prime Minister, the City looking up to him and pointing to the figure of Commerce, whom he is receiving into his protection, the Quarters of the Globe are pouring Plenty into the lap of Britannia
Pen and brown ink, with grey wash
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Height: 233 millimetres
Width: 162 millimetres (irregular)
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- According to Lindsay Stainton, this was probably copied from Bartolozzi's etching of Bacon's monument, published 12 Nov 1779 . The description of the monument on the print reads: 'Lord Chatham is represented holding the Cap of Liberty, and leaning on a Rudder, the Emblem of his Office of Prime Minister. He is looking on the City with complacency, and the City is looking up to him and pointing to the Figure of Commerce, whom he is receiving into his protection. The Quarters of the Globe form the Train of Commerce and are pouring Plenty into the Lap of Britannia.'
1865,0708.793 is an impression of Bartolozzi's etching.
See also 1886,0111.35
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