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Equestrian Statue of the Duke of Wellington

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A fine equestrian statue of the Duke of Wellington dating from around 1846.

 

The Duke is modelled on Copenhagen, his famous and much loved charger ridden at Waterloo.Beneath his hoofs, trampled into the mud and the blood are symbols of the vanquished French army.

 

Cast bronze with fine afterwork and a deep, lustrous brown/green patina; standing on a tall and handsomely proportioned plinth.

 

h:21.5 in x w:16.25 in x d:6.25 in 

 

This sculpture is a close variation of the massive work designed and produced by Matthew Coates Wyatt originally set upon the triumphal stone arch beside Wellington's residence at Apsley House, Hyde Park Corner. It seems likely that this work is also to a design by Wyatt and probably made at Wyatt's own foundry at Dudley House in the Harrow Road. The original massive sculpture was made of bronze sourced from French cannon captured at Waterloo. Being considered too large and ill proprtoined for the arch, the statue was moved to Aldershot in 1883.

 

     

Item Code: 4457

£ 14500

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