Grand Jubilee celebrations, London, 1 August 1814.
© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library
Coloured print showing the Chinese pagoda and bridge created over the canal at St James' Park in honour of the the Grand Jubilee celebrations. The Prince Regent (and future King George IV) declared a Grand Jubilee in celebration of the recent victory over Napoleon and a centenary of Hanoverian rule. A picturesque yellow bridge topped with a seven-storey Chinese pagoda was erected over the Canal in St. James Park. A gala was also organised to mark the anniversary of the Battle of the Nile and parts of the battle were re-enacted by rowboats upon the canal. English aeronaut Windham Sadler ascended in a balloon which can be seen overhead. Published 9 September 1814 by James Whittle and Richard Holmes Laurie of 53 Fleet Street, London. Dimensions: 265mm x 406mm.