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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), Non-Combat Deaths
Maker
Sir RICHARD WESTMACOTT RA (Sculptor)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
11845
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 South Transept a carved sculpture. RECUMBANT FIGURE OF COLLINGWOOD IN A FUNERAL BARGE PROTECTED BY AN ANGEL. TO THE RIGHT IS A FIGURE BASED ON CLASSICAL RIVER GOD. FIVE TINY PUTTI ON SCROLLWORK ON THE SIDES OF THE BARGE Marble free-standing monument with a figure of a semi-naked man lying on a barque, an angel supporting him, a river god and naked infants in the foreground. The deceased is covered with drapery from below the chest and holds a sword; the female angel kneels beside him supporting his head, her left arm raised; in the foreground right is a reclining river god, two naked infants clambering over him, a rudder at his feet, a cornucopia and upturned vessel to the right. The barque is elaborately carved, its stern with ropework lattice and scrolling ends, its side with a frieze of putti engaged in maritime pursuits in circular foliated surrounds. The whole stands on a podium with semi-circular ends containing a central panel with the memorial inscription, and supported on a rectangular base.
Inscription
ERECTED AT THE PUBLIC EXPENSE TO THE MEMORY OF / CUTHBERT, LORD COLLINGWOOD, / WHO DIED IN THE COMMAND OF THE FLEET IN THE MEDITERRANEAN, ON BOARD OF THE VILLE-DE-PARIS, / VII, MARCH MDCCCX.IN THE LXI.YEAR OF HIS AGE. / WHEREVER HE SERVED HE WAS DISTINGUISHED FOR CONDUCT, SKILL, AND COURAGE; PARTICULARLY / IN THE ACTION WITH THE FRENCH FLEET, 1 JUNE MDCCXCIV. AS CAPTAIN OF THE BARFLEUR: / IN THE ACTION WITH THE SPANISH FLEET, XIV. FEBRUARY MDCCXCVII. AS CAPTAIN OF THE EXCELLENT: / BUT MOST CONSPICUOUSLY IN THE DECISIVE VICTORY OFF CAPE TRAFALGAR, OBTAINED OVER / THE COMBINED FLEETS OF FRANCE AND SPAIN: / TO WHICH HE EMINENTLY CONTRIBUTED, AS VICE-ADMIRAL OF THE BLUE, COMMANDING THE LARBOARD DIVISION, / XXI.OCTOBER MDCCCV.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Collingwood, Cuthbert
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Commemorations
  • Napoleonic Wars (1803-1814)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 1
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: year died,regiment,place of death,forename,manner of death,age of death,occupation,additional
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Non-Combat Deaths
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,regiment,place of death,forename,manner of death,age of death,occupation,additional
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Sculpture
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • ST PAUL'S CATHEDRAL by BURMAN, PETER P. 161 Source: Image Library NIWM
  • St Paul's Cathedral Inventory Inv no.2486

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