His Majesty George the Fourth Proclaimed King at the Royal Exchange. 31st January 1820.

His Majesty George the Fourth Proclaimed King at the Royal Exchange. 31st January 1820.
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A view of the Proclamation of George IV as King, at the entrance to the Royal Exchange, Cornhill in the City of London. The view shows the King and two bishops in the State Coach, four footmen up behind, passing through the arch, while the Garter King of Arms issues the Proclamation, onlookers take off their hats, and the mounted band of the 1st Life Guards, playing drums, horns, cybals and trumpets on the left. This view shows the second building erected on the site, built by Edward Jarman 1667-9, with the statues of Charles 1st and II in niches on either side of the arch. This building burnt down in 1838 and was replaced by the present classical Exchange by Sir William Tite.