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Nelson's funeral car.

Nelson's funeral car.
Nelson's funeral car.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: PU3939
Description: The full title of this print is 'The magnificent funeral car built for the sole purpose of conveying the Remains of Vice Admiral Lord Viscount Nelson to St Paul's Cathedral, for interment, on Thursday the 9th of January 1806.' This special car carried Nelson's body through the London streets from the Admiralty to St. Paul's Cathedral on 9 January 1806. The car was designed to look like HMS 'Victory'. At the top of the canopy is Nelson's motto, 'Palmam qui meruit ferat' (Let him who has deserved it bear the palm).
Creator: Laurie & Whittle (publishers)
Date: 28th Jan 1806
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
National Maritime Museum/Royal Observatory Greenwich New Opportunities Fund  
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