The Procession of Edward VI.From the Tower of London to Westminster. Engraved from a Coeval Painting at Cowdray in Sussex, the Seat of Lord Viscount Montague.
Sumptibus Societatis Antiquarorum Londini. [n.d., c.1774.]
Engraving on three sheets conjoined. Total 660 x 1350mm (25 x 53"). Folds, as issued. Some foxing & stains.
The coronation procession of Edward VI, 20th February 1547, from the Tower of London through the City to Westminster Abbey. Shown from the north, so the Tower is on the left and the Thames and Southwark at the top, the view shows little respect for perspective, with some of the figures bigger than the buildings. The new king is on horseback, under a canopy, near Cheapside Cross. St Paul's Cathedral still has the spire that was destroyed by lightning in 1561. The original painting was destroyed in a fire at Cowdray in 1793.
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