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William Home Lizars (b1788 d1859) captures the occasion of the the landing of King George IV at Leith, 15th August 1822, the first visit to Scotland by a reigning monarch since Charles II in 1651. His viewpoint from near the Customs House on the north quay shows some of the 2,000 spectators that thronged the harbour, windows and rooftops to see the event. The Royal party can be seen ascending a specially built pontoon from the Royal barge. The Incorporation of the Master & Assistants of Trinity House played a key role in making arrangements for the reception of George IV at Leith as part of the pageantry devised by Sir Walter Scott. Coloured engraving by W.H.Lizars, published by Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh.
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h 218mm (h 8 9/16")
w 537mm (w 1' 9 1/8")
d 25mm (d 1")
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