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London Monument; by danish sculptor Caius Gabriel Cibber, city in flames on the land, inhabitants in consternation; on ruins, a woman crowned with a castle but holding a dword; she is supportedd by Time heolping her and providence pointing to the figures above the clouds; King Charles II , in roman attire, stands on Anabathrum in Roman habit; three women next to him: Liberty, Ichnographia with rules and compasses, , Imagination with wings on her head; behind the king, scaffolding to indicate work in progress, under the kings feet, Envy enraged, blowing flames to renew the fire; lion has one foot tied up anc curbed by left hand of FOrtitute; muzzle of cannon denotes loss and misforture; next to king is Mars with chaplet indicated an honourable peace after the war. From Description buy Robert Seymour in A Survey of the Cities of London and Westminster... 1733

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