View of the Choir of St. Paul's, on the Day of Solemn Thanksgiving for the Recovery of His Majesty, April 23, 1789
Artist and publisher:
Robert Pollard (British, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 1755–1838 London)
after Edward Dayes (British, London 1763–1804 London)
June 24, 1790
Aquatint, etching and engraving
image: 15 1/2 x 25 9/16 in. (39.3 x 65 cm)
plate: 17 11/16 x 27 1/16 in. (45 x 68.7 cm)
sheet: 19 5/16 x 28 9/16 in. (49 x 72.5 cm)
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1963
Not on view
A view of a large crowd gathered for a service in St Paul's Cathedral looking towards the organ at the eastern end of the choir. King George III sits with his family in a box at center, and the Bishop of London (Dr. Bielby Porteous (1731-1809)) stands in the pulpit at right, delivering a sermon.
Signature: in plate: "Drawn by E. Dayes"; "Engrav'd by R. Pollard"
Inscription: Dedicated in English and French in plate. Dedication reads, "To the Right Honble. Willm. Gill, Lord Mayor. / The Court of Alderman and Common Council of the City of London." Title is given in French