A Closer Look: Charity Children in the Strand on 7 July 1713
Curator Laura Popoviciu takes a closer look at George Vertue's 18th-century print that celebrates the Peace of Utrecht
After 12 years of global conflict, European powers proclaimed the long-awaited Peace of Utrecht. To celebrate, Queen Anne hosted a National Thanksgiving service at St Paul’s Cathedral in London in 1713. To commemorate the procession that followed, the Lord Mayor of London asked the engraver George Vertue to provide a visual record of the event.