Memorial: M4803

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Location

Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, England

Transcript

'ERECTED AT THE PUBLIC EXPENSE/TO THE MEMORY OF/JAMES MONTAGU/WHO WAS KILLED/ON BOARD THE MONTAGU/WHICH HE GALLANTLY COMMANDED/IN THE MEMORABLE VICTORY OVER THE FRENCH/FLEET OFF BREST ON THE FIRST OF JUNE 1794/IN THE FORTY SECOND YEAR OF HIS AGE/ AND TWENTY EIGHTH OF HIS SERVICE'

Details

Description: Full-length statue of Montagu in uniform, crowned by Victory, with flags behind, a battle relief carved on the plinth flanked by lions.
Type: Free standing monument
Position: North west tower
Date Erected: 1798
Artists: John Flaxman

Event

Battle of the Glorious First of June 1794

People

Montagu, James
Age: 42
Date of Death: 1/6/1794
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Captain RN
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: Image of battle same as aquatint after R. Dodd. Wreath held by Victory broken. Date of contract 20/12/1798, value £3, 675.
Bibliography: Rupert Gunnis 'Dictionary of British Sculptors 1660-1851' (London, 1964).

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