Antique Engraving Print, “View of the Gallery for the reception of their Majesties, The Royal Family Directors, & principal Personages in the Kingdom, at the Commemoration of Handel in Westminster Abbey”, 1785

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Antique Engraving Print, “View of the Gallery…”, 1785, credit AntIche Curiosità©

 

Antique Engraving Print, “View of the Gallery for the reception of their Majesties, The Royal Family Directors, & principal Personages in the Kingdom, at the Commemoration of Handel in Westminster Abbey”, 1785

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Antique Engraving Print, “View of the Gallery for the reception of their Majesties…”, 1785, credit Antiche Curiosità©

 

Antique Engraving Print, “View of the Gallery for the reception of their Majesties, The Royal Family Directors, & principal Personages in the Kingdom, at the Commemoration of Handel in Westminster Abbey, 1784,  11,5 x 9,5 inch. (29 x 24 cm). Lettered with title and production detail, “E. F. Burney del / J. Spilsbury sculp”.

View of the nave of the abbey with a gallery erected in the centre, decorated with a frieze and castellated, other members of the finely dressed audience seated in rows around the structure; after Edward Francis Burney, from a series illustrating Handel’s memorial in 1784. 1785 Etching and engraving.

It is a rare item which can be found in the British Museum’s Collection too. Very rare.

http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=3493800&partId=1&people=122083&peoA=122083-1-9&page=1

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