[Saved] Alabaster obelisk bearing the remains of labels inscribed by the 1st Earl to commemorate the 'Republican Attack' of 29th October 1795. The two damaged labels read (1979); '....preserved from the attempt of [illegible word] assassination in his passage to Parliament on the 29th Oct. 1795 [torn]. This pillar was erected by me George Lord onslow who was in attendance [obliterated] the carriage with his Majesty on that memorable day and an eye witness of the dreadful scene. [two illegible words of Latin follow].' On another face of the obelisk are the remains of what seems to be a long account, only 8 lines of which remain. NOTE; Lord Onslow was in the State Coach with Lord Westmorland and the King as he drove to open Parliament on 29th October 1795 when it was attacked by the mob. See cartoon (?Gillray) in the Library Passage, on loan from Jo, countess of Onslow.
Marked in Lady Iveagh’s 1966 Inventory, p15 Purchased in 1991 with the aid of a grant from the V&A Museum Purchase Grant Fund