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Equestrian Monument to the Duke of Wellingon
Equestrian Monument to the Duke of Wellingon
Equestrian Monument to the Duke of Wellingon
Equestrian Monument to the Duke of Wellingon
Equestrian Monument to the Duke of Wellingon
Equestrian Monument to the Duke of Wellingon
Equestrian Monument to the Duke of Wellingon
Equestrian Monument to the Duke of Wellingon
Equestrian Monument to the Duke of Wellingon
Equestrian Monument to the Duke of Wellingon
Equestrian Monument to the Duke of Wellingon
Equestrian Monument to the Duke of Wellingon
Equestrian Monument to the Duke of Wellingon
Equestrian Monument to the Duke of Wellingon
Equestrian Monument to the Duke of Wellingon

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An equestrian statue of Arthur Wellesley (1769–1852), Duke of Wellington, whose greatest victory was against Napoleon at Waterloo on 18th June 1815. He is depicted on his charger, 'Copenhagen', dressed in the full uniform of a Field Marshal, with his right hand on his hip, his chest expanded and his head turned slightly to the right. His posture is intended to suggest that of a general reviewing his troops.


Date

1840–1844

Medium

bronze & Peterhead granite

Measurements

H 360 x W (?) x D (?) cm;
Plinth: H 260 x W (?) x D (?) cm

Accession number

G1_GB_S038

Acquisition method

purchased by public and private subscription

Work type

Equestrian

Work status

extant

Listing status

A (Scotland)

Unveiling date

8th October 1844

Listing date

15/12/70

Access

at all times

Signature/marks description

south relief panel: DE BRAUX FONDEUR

Inscription description

front of pedestal: WELLINGTON


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Located at

Royal Exchange Square, City of Glasgow

G1 3AF