After the picture in the Museum of London.
The Coronation of George IV held in 1821, was the most lavish and extravagant Coronation ceremony ever known. The Coronation Banquet held in Westminster Hall, was attended by the nobility and gentry and was divided so that the peers sat at tables either side of the Hall, and the peeresses and gentry on the two tiers above, with the King at the far end of the Hall. The cost of the Coronation and the banquet was (250,000, with the banquet costing more that (25,000. With twenty-three kitchens, a huge amount of food was provided including 160 tureens of soup, with equal amounts of beef, mutton, veal, roast venison and fish, in addition to a staggering 9,840 bottles of wine and 100 gallons of iced punch.