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Memorial details

Memorial type
Sculptured / Cast group
District
City of London
Town
City of London
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
Napoleonic Wars (1803-1814)
Maker
MR JOHN BACON, JNR (Sculptor)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
11682
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 32035 81148
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
In the Chapel of All Souls, a carved marble wall panel with free-standing and partly free-standing allegorical figures and a bust of a man on a circular pedestal with relief decoration. In the centre, slightly to the left, an allegorical female figure wearing a plumed helmet and a mantle holds a laurel wreath over the bust of Dundas. In her right hand she clasps the hand of a smaller woman who looks downwards and holds a plant pot. Beneath her, on the far left, is a naked child seated and holding a branch, his other arm resting on the prongs of a trident. To the right of the monument is a bust of Dundas in Roman military attire, head turned to the left, on a circular pedestal, its drum decorated with an allegorical relief of figures in combat. To the right of this are the tops of battle standards and a seated lion, its fore-paws projecting over the edge of the base, and above this the top part of a shield. The figures stand on a high podium with set back side sections and the memorial inscription in the centre panel.
Inscription
MAJOR-GENERAL THOMAS DUNDAS / DIED JUNE 3rd 1794, AGED 44 YEARS: / THE BEST TRIBUTE TO WHOSE MERIT AND PUBLIC SERVICES / WILL BE FOUND IN THE FOLLOWING VOTE OF THE HOUSE-OF-COMMONS, / FOR THE ERECTION OF THIS MEMORIAL. / 5th JUNE, 1795. RESOLVED, NEMINE CONTRADICENTE, THAT A HUMBLE ADDRESS BE PRESENTED TO HIS-MAJESTY, THAT / HE WILL BE GRACIOUSLY PLEASED TO GIVE DIRECTIONS THAT A MONUMENT / BE ERECTED IN THE CATHEDRAL-CHURCH OF SAINT PAUL, LONDON / TO THE MEMORY OF MAJOR-GENERAL THOMAS DUNDAS, AS A / TESTIMONY OF THE GRATEFUL SENSE ENTERTAINED BY THIS HOUSE, OF / THE EMINENT SERVICES WHICH HE RENDERED TO HIS COUNTRY, PARTICULARLY IN THE REDUCTION OF / THE FRENCH WEST-INDIA ISLANDS.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Dundas, Thomas
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Commemorations
  • Napoleonic Wars (1803-1814)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died,forename,age of death,additional
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Other
Reference
  • ST PAUL'S CATHEDRAL by BURMAN, PETER P 159 Source: Image Library NIWM
  • St Paul's Cathedral Inventory Inv no. 168

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