Memorial: M985

Monument in St Paul’s Cathedral, London commemorating Admiral George Brydges Rodney d. 1792

Location

St Paul's Cathedral, London, England

Transcript

'ERECTED AT THE PUBLIC EXPENSE / TO THE MEMORY OF / GEORGE BRYDGES RODNEY, K.B. / LORD RODNEY VICE ADMIRAL OF ENGLAND, / AS A TESTIMONY OF THE GALLANT AND IMPORTANT SERVICES / WHICH HE RENDERED TO HIS COUNTRY / IN MANY MEMORABLE ENGAGEMENTS / AND SPECIALLY IN THAT OF 12 APRIL 1782 / WHEN A BRILLIANT AND DECISIVE VICTORY WAS OBTAINED/OVER THE FRENCH FLEET / AND EFFECTUAL PROTECTION WAS AFFORDED / TO THE WEST INDIAN ISLANDS, / AND TO THE COMMERCIAL INTERESTS OF THIS KINGDOM, / IN THE VERY CRISIS OF THE AMERICAN WAR. / LORD RODNEY WAS BORN IN 1718 / DIED 24 MAY 1792'

Details

Description: Full-length figure of Rodney in uniform leaning on a rudder, three flags behind, he is flanked by female figures representing History and Victory.
Type: Memorial
Position: Crypt
Materials: Marble
Date Erected: 1811
Artists: John Charles Felix Rossi

Event Category

1775-1783 American Revolutionary War

People

Rodney, George Brydges
Age: 74
Date of Death: 24/5/1792
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Admiral of the White
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: Date of contract Aug 1811, value £6, 300.
Bibliography: Rupert Gunnis 'Dictionary of British Sculptors 1660-1851' (London 1964).