Memorial: M1010

Monument in St Paul’s Cathedral, London commemorating Admiral Richard Howe d. 1799

Location

St Paul's Cathedral, London, England

Transcript

'ERECTED AT THE PUBLIC EXPENSE, TO THE MEMORY OF ADMIRAL EARL HOWE, K.G. / IN TESTIMONY OF THE GENERAL SENSE OF HIS GREAT AND MERITORIOUS SERVICES / IN THE COURSE OF A LONG AND DISTINGUISHED LIFE / IN PARTICULAR FOR THE BENEFIT / DERIVED TO HIS COUNTRY BY THE BRILLIANT VICTORY WHICH HE OBTAINED / OVER THE FRENCH FLEET OFF USHANT, 1 JUNE 1794 / HE WAS BORN 19 MARCH 1726, AND DIED 5 AUGUST 1799, IN HIS 74TH YEAR', 'GIBRALTAR RELIEVED OCT 11 1782', 'THE FRENCH FLEET DEFEATED JUNE FIRST 1794'

Details

Description: Full-length figure of Howe in uniform holding a telescope, leaning on the beak of a galley attended by History and Victory, a lion on his left, Britannia seated behind him.
Type: Monument
Position: South transept
Materials: Marble
Date Erected: 1811
Artists: John Flaxman

Event

Relief of Gibraltar 1782; Glorious First of June 1794

Event Category

1775-1783 American Revolutionary War, 1793-1802 French Revolutionary War

People

Howe, Richard
Age: 73
Date of Death: 5/8/1799
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Admiral
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: See PAD3368. Date of contract 26/4/1803, value £6, 300.
Bibliography: K.A. Esdaile 'English Church Monuments' (London, 1946) p. 69; Rupert Gunnis 'Dictionary of British Sculptors 1660-1851' (London, 1964) p. 160; 'Naval Chronicle' vol. 27, p. 500 and frontispiece, plate CCCLXVI (London, 1812)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *