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Edward Edwards, 1738–1806

Interior View of Westminster Abbey on the Commemoration of Handel, Taken from the Manager's Box

Former Title(s):

Interior view of Westminster Abbey on the commemoration of Handel, taken from the manager's box, many of the figures are portraits. [1793, Royal Academy of Arts, London, exhibition catalogue]

ca. 1790
Materials & Techniques:
Oil on canvas
50 3/8 x 40 inches (128 x 101.6 cm), Frame: 58 x 48 x 4 inches (147.3 x 121.9 x 10.2 cm)

Signed and possibly dated, lower right: "E. Edward | [?]"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
architectural subject | audience | chorus | commemoration | genre subject | interior | mass | music | nave | organs (aerophones) | people | performance
Associated Places:
City of Westminster | England | Greater London | London | United Kingdom | Westminster Abbey
Associated People:
Handel, George Frideric (1685–1759), composer
Not on view
IIIF Manifest:

' Art on the Line ' : the Royal Academy Exhibitions at Somerset House 1780-1836 (The Courtauld Gallery, 2001-10-17 - 2002-01-20) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

National Portrait Gallery (National Portrait Gallery, 1985-11 - 1986-02-23) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Luther and the Consequences on the Arts (Hamburger Kunsthalle, 1983-11-10 - 1984-01-08) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

The Pursuit of Happiness - A View of Life in Georgian England (Yale Center for British Art, 1977-04-19 - 1977-09-18) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Art on the line : the Royal Academy exhibitions at Somerset House, 1780-1836 : [catalogue of works], , The Courtauld Gallery, London, 2001, no. 53, V 0909 (YCBA) [YCBA]

David Cannadine, Westminster Abbey, A Church in History, The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, London, p. 268, fig. 134, DA687.W5 W48 2019 (LC) (YCBA) [YCBA]

Malcolm Cormack, Concise Catalogue of Paintings in the Yale Center for British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1985, pp. 92-93, N590.2 A83 (YCBA) [YCBA]

J. H. Plumb, The pursuit of happiness : a view of life in Georgian England : an exhibition selected from the Paul Mellon collection, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1977, pp. 45, 97, no. 67, N6766 Y34 1977 (YCBA) [YCBA]

David H. Solkin, Art on the Line : the Royal Academy Exhibitions at Somerset House 1780-1836, , Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 2001, Foldout no. 55, N5054 A78 2001B (YCBA) [YCBA]

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