View of Handel's Monument in Westminster Abbey.
Published January 14th. 1785.
Etching and engraving. Plate 280 x 184mm. 11 x 7¼". Trimmed to the plate along upper and lower edges.
George Frideric Handel (1685-1759). Monument in an arched niche in a wall, with the composer standing leaning against a plinth with musical script and instruments, pointing his finger up towards an angel playing a harp seated on a cloud; an organ behind. From a series illustrating Handel's memorial by Edward Francis Burney in 1784. The Commemoration of Handel took place in Westminster Abbey in 1784, to commemorate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the death for George Frideric Handel in 1759. The commemoration was organised by John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich and it took the form of a series of concerts of Handel's music, given in the Abbey by vast numbers of singers and instrumentalists.
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