Publication Date: 26th August 2013
At the funeral of the Duke of Wellington over 160 years ago, Queen Victoria’s lithographers designed and produced sketches of that occasion for sale to the public. Likewise, at Sir Winston Churchill’s funeral, almost a century later, Charles Mozley produced a watercolour sketchbook of the procession.
It was with the intention of repeating these tributes, this time for Margaret Thatcher, the longest serving Prime Minister of the last century, and only female Prime Minister, that Thomas Plunkett has completed these sketches with an urgency that he does not try to conceal.
The work for this book began very early on the Wednesday morning of Baroness Thatcher’s funeral, and nearly all of the sketches were ready by the following week.