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Royal Naval Hospital, Greenwich: with the statue of King George II in place. Engraving.

  • Rysbrack, Michael, 1694-1770
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This print shows the statue of George II in Roman dress by Rysbrack in the centre of the court, near to the river. This was carved from a block of white marble, captured from the French. Sir John Jennings, Governor of the Hospital, paid for the statue, which was finished in 1735. See M. I. Webb, Michael Rysbrack sculptor, London, 1954, pp 162-3

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[London]

Physical description

1 print : engraving ; image 16.3 x 22.5 cm

Lettering

The Royal Hospital at Greenwich.

References note

B. Adams, London illustrated, London, 1983, number 28/56 [p.68]

Lettering note

Lettering continues: "Founded by King William 3d. for disabled seamen. It is a large magnificent, and regular building, embellished with rich carved work and fine devices. It is incredible what immense sums have been expended on this structure which perhaps will hardly be exceeded in this or any age for beauty and art.
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Reference

Wellcome Library no. 26729i

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