George Frederick Handel, Esq.r.Born February XXIII, MDCLXXXV. Died on Good Friday April XIII, MDCCLIX.
London, Printed & Published by C. Lonsdale, 26 Old Bond Street. [n.d., c.1830].
Lithograph. Sheet size: 255 x 230mm. (10 x 9"). Creasing to bottom corners.
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. A later lithograph 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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