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The Lord Mayor's Water-Procession on the Thames c.1683

Oil on canvas | 151.3 x 260.5 cm | RCIN 402608

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This view records the magnificent flotilla of barges that sailed to Westminster to commemorate Sir Henry Tulse being sworn in as Lord Mayor of London on 29 October 1683. In the background is the sprawling palace of Whitehall, with crowds gathered on the roof outside the Queen's Withdrawing Room. This is a rare depiction of the newly built apartments for Charles II, known as the ‘Volary lodgings’, located to the left of the Privy Stairs (also crowded with spectators). They were begun in 1667 and provided the king with a new State Bedchamber overlooking the river. Cat. 98
  • Creator(s)

    British School, 17th century (artist)

    Previously attributed to Dirck Stoop (c. 1610-86) (artist)

  • 151.3 x 260.5 cm (support, canvas/panel/str external)

    184.5 x 296.0 x 10.5 cm (frame, external)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria

    • Places
      • Physiography
        • Rivers
          • Rivers of northern Europe
            • Rivers of southern England and south Wales
              • River Thames
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • England
            • Greater London [England]
              • London [Greater London]
                • City of Westminster
                  • Whitehall [London]
                    • Palace of Whitehall [London]
                      • Banqueting House
                  • Westminster Abbey [London]
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Vessels (marine)
          • Boats
            • Barges