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Tatham, Charles Heathcote, 1772–1842
Three designs for the national monument proposed to be erected in commemoration of the late glorious victories of the British Navy / by Charles Heathcote Tatham, architect ...
London : Printed by J. Barfield, Wardour-Street, Printer to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, for T. Gardiner, Princes-Street, Cavendish-Square, MDCCCII [1802]
Physical Description:
10 pages, III leaves of plates : illustrations ; 50 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2016 87
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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On 15 August 1799 the treasury issued a general invitation to artists to send competitive designs for a national monument of a pillar or obelisk two hundred feet high upon a basement of thirty feet "in commemoration of the late glorious victories of the British navy." Tatham sent in three designs. Finding, after more than two years had passed, that no decision had been made, he published them as etchings, with descriptive text and a dedication to the Earl of Carlisle, in 1802. The project ultimately took shape in the Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square in 1843, a design by William Railton.
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in later green half calf and marbled boards.
Subject Terms:
Monuments -- England -- London.
Nelson, Horatio Nelson, Viscount, 1758-1805 -- Monuments -- London -- England.
Statues -- England -- London.
Etchings -- Hand-colored -- 1802.
Barfield, John, active 1790-1842, printer.
Gardiner, Thomas, active 1797-1845, publisher.

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