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The Abercrombie Monument The Abercrombie Monument

Memorial for Lieutenant General Sir Ralph Abercrombie, K. B. by Sir Richard Westmacott, RA [Signature. 1801. Marble. Saint Paul's Cathedral, City of London. Left: The entire monument. Right: The dying Abercrombie.

The inscription, which explains that Abercronbie, who had successfully led military campaigns in the Netherlands and West Indies, died in a battle against Napoleon's troops in Egypt while continuing to rally his troops after having been mortally wounded.

Two details, one to the side, the other below the statue's central group. [The central group]


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