This view representing the triennial Ceremony of the procession AD MONTEM, is respectfully dedicated to the Nobleman and Gentleman educated at Eton.
London published Dec.r 1.st 1838, by Ackerman & Co. 96 Strand.
Hand-coloured aquatint. Printed area: 390 x 560mm (15¼ x 22"). Unexamined out of frame. Light spotting in sky of printed area.
A scene depicting a procession at Eton, called the Montem. The object of the ceremony, celebrated on Whit Tuesday, was to make a collection for the senior scholar on the foundation, in preparation for his leaving Eton for University. Carriages, a military band and crowds of onlookers, watch the procession of figures in elaborate costume. Windsor Castle can be seen in the disctance. The print is dedicated to 'The Noblemen and Gentlemen educated at Eton', and inscribed underneath is a detailed explanation of the event.
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