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Captain G Duff

WM reference
11680
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Current location

St Paul's Cathedral
St Paul's Churchyard
City of London
City Of London
Greater London
EC4M 8AD
England
OS Grid Ref.: TQ 32025 81148
Denomination: Church of England

Description

In the Crypt, Nelson Chamber west bay, a sculpted marble wall monument with a medallion portrait on a sarcophagus flanked by two life-size figures and a lion. In the centre, a medallion portrait of a man, facing left, is set in a sarcophagus with lions' feet and draped with an oak trail, standing on a plain podium with the memorial inscription. On the left a female allegorical figure (Britannia) wearing a plumed helmet arranges the wreath with her left hand, her right resting on a shield. To the left is a seated mournful lion and on the right a young midshipman with naked torso kneeling before the podium and holding a banner on a mast. The figures stand on a narrow naturalistic base.

Inscription

ERECTED AT THE PUBLIC EXPENSE / TO THE MEMORY OF / CAPTAIN GEORGE DUFF, / WHO WAS KILLED THE XXIST. OF OCTR. / MDCCCV / COMMANDING THE MARS, / IN THE BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR, / IN THE FORTY-SECOND YEAR OF HIS AGE / AND THE TWENTY-NINTH OF HIS SERVICE

Inscription legible?

Yes

Names on memorial

Duff, George
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Subject/Period

Napoleonic Wars (1803-1814)
Total names on memorial: 1
Served and returned: Undefined
Died: 1
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname,rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,manner of death,age of death,additional
Order of information: Undefined

Component

Tablet
Condition: Unknown
Measurements: depth 260mm, height 3960mm, width 2980mm
Materials: Marble
Listed?: No

Costs

Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: £1,575
Comments: None

Trust fund/Scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Corporate
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

Unknown or N/A

Reference

ST PAUL'S CATHEDRAL by BURMAN, PETER P 147 Source: Image Library NIWM

Reference

St Paul's Cathedral Inventory Inv no. 2392

Reference

DICTIONARY OF BRITISH SCULPTORS 1660 - 1851 by GUNNIS, RUPERT P 28 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:MURRAYS SALES AND SERVICE CO. 1968 LONDON

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