Apotheosis of Handel.[The Portrait from an original Picture of Hudson's in the possession of D.r. Arnold]
Printed by Richards. Published May 21, 1787.
Engraving, proof. Plate: 395 x 280mm, (15½ x 11") very large margins.
A print celebrating the third anniversary of the Commemoration of Handel, which was a festival of Handel's work organised by the 4th Earl of Sandwich and held in Westminster Abbey. The Commemoration was held to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Handel's death in 1759. George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759) is depicted seated in the heavens above the London skyline; two angels, one crowning him with a laurel wreath, stand beside him.
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