The Distribution of his Majesty's Maundy, by the Sub-Almoner in the Anti Chapel at Whitehall.From the Original Drawing in the possession of the Rev.d Dr Richard Kaye, Dean of Lincoln, F.R.S. and Trustee of the British Museum.
Publish'd as the Act directs 23.d April 1789.
Copper engraving, fine impression. 500 x 655mm. 19¾ x 25¾". Crease in centre.
View of the interior of the Ante-Chapel of the Banqueting House, Whitehall, showing the distribution of the King's Maundy, gifts of clothes and food, to the poor, engraved by James Basire after Samuel Hieronymus Grimm (1733-94). Grimm's watercolour of 1773 is in the King's Topographical Collection at the British Library. Today the monarch distributes specially-minted silver coins instead of food: although the coins are legal tender their silver content out-weighs their face value so they do not circulate.
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