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An over-life-size bronze statue of Wellington surmounting large grey granite stepped pedestal at the corners of which are four seated symbolic figures. Wellington, dressed in a military frock coat with military decoration, is depicted speaking in the House of Lords. A pile of Wellington's published military despatches is placed behind his right foot. At the front of the pedestal are the figure of Minerva, representing wisdom, and the helmeted figure of Mars, sword in hand, exemplifying valour. At the rear of the pedestal are two female figures: Victory, holding a wreath of oak leaves and a palm, and Peace, holding a palm with a cornucopia at her feet. Four rectangular bas reliefs panels refer to Wellington's roles as a military commander and statesman.
Duke of Wellington (1769–1852)
H 396 x W (?) x D (?) cm;
Plinth: H 579 x W 400 x D 400 cm
commissioned by the Wellington Memorial Committee
Manchester City Council
Grade II (England and Wales)
30 August 1856
at all times
ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION MDCCLLVI WELLINGTON BORN MAY I MDCCLXIX DIED SEPTEMBER XIV MDCCCLII