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Barker, Henry Aston, 1774–1856

Panorama, Leicester Square : this upper painting represents Weymouth, taken in 1805, when his Majesty was last there, from the outer pier : at which time the Abergavenny was seen as represented, with barges round her saving what property could be taken up : the flags at the mast-heads add so much to the beauty of the royal sovereign yacht, that it is hoped the public will excuse the liberty taken in keeping them up after His Majesty has left her, which is never done in the reality : the lower painting represents Lord Nelson's glorious victory, gained over the French and Spanish fleets, off Trafalgar, painted upon ten thousand square feet of canvas.

London : J. Adlard, Printer, Duke-street, Smithfield, [1807]
Physical Description:
1 print : woodcut and letterpress ; sheet 28 x 23 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2015 44
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
The Weymouth panorama was exhibited at Leicester Square in 1807. See: Art Journal, new series, vol. 3 (1857), p. 46.
"Admittance to each Painting One Shilling."
"Open from Ten till Dusk."
A schematic key to the 360-degree panorama of Weymouth exhibited at the Leicester Square Panorama. Important buildings and ships are identified. The Trafalgar scene is not depicted.
Subject Terms:
Panorama (Leicester Square, London, England)
Panoramas -- Great Britain.
Trafalgar, Battle of, 1805.
Weymouth (Dorset, England) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Weymouth (Dorset, England) -- Pictorial works.
Advertisements -- England -- London -- 19th century.
Woodcuts -- 1807.
Adlard, James, printer.
Panorama (Leicester Square, London, England)

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