John Constable in Westminster - 8 September, 1831

from Letter from John Constable to C. R. Leslie, 9 Sept 1831, page 194:

My dear Leslie, My servant told you of my being at the Coronation.… I sat so that I commanded a view of all the peers placed in raised ranks in the south transept. The moment the King’s crown was on, they all crowned themselves. At the same instant the shouts of ‘God save the King’, the trumpets, the band, the drums of the soldiers in the nave, and last, though not least, the artillery, which could be distinguished amid all this din, and the jar even felt, made it eminently imposing. The white ermine of the peers looked lovely in the sun; I shall sketch some of the effects; the tone of…   more >>
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John Constable, Letter from John Constable to C. R. Leslie, 9 Sept 1831. In John Constable, and Jonathan Mayne, C. R. Leslie (ed.), Memoirs of the life of John Constable : composed chiefly of his letters (Oxford, 1980), p. 194. accessed: 15 April, 2024

location of experience: Westminster


John Constable

Listening to

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coronation music for William IV

Experience Information

Date/Time 8 September, 1831
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Tue, 10 Dec 2013 15:17:53 +0000