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Duke of Wellington statue - SW1 Duke of Wellington statue - SW1

Credit for this entry to:
Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

Statue: Duke of Wellington statue - SW1

Erection date: 21/12/1888

Inscription

{Left of plinth:} 1769-1852.
{Right of plinth:} Wellington.
{Base of statue at front left of plinth:} 1st Guards.
{Base of statue at front right of plinth:} 42nd Royal Highlanders.
{Base of statue at rear right of plinth:} 23rd Royal Welsh Fusiliers.
{Base of statue at rear left of plinth:} 6th Inniskilling Dragoons.
{Left of base on each of the four attendant statues:} J.E. Boehm. Fecit.

Statue unveiled by the Prince of Wales. The figures of the soldiers were cast from twelve French cannons captured by Wellington's forces at various battles. Wikipedia reports that Gilbert claimed to have modelled the horse.

Site: Duke of Wellington statue - SW1 (5 memorials)

W1, Hyde Park Corner

The large terrace area around the statue is worth commenting on. It's clearly original and has somehow survived. There are 4 concentric bands, some plain mosaic, some patterned mosaic with a fancy Greek key design, some in a bold design from stone of two colours. The Victorians would do this sort of thing without thinking about it; we've lost the art.

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Duke of Wellington statue - SW1

Information Subjects commemorated

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Duke of Wellington

Born Arthur Wesley (later Wellesley) in Dublin to Irish parents. After the Ba...

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Duke of Wellington statue - SW1

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Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm

Born Vienna, educated England, granted English citizenship 1865. Sculptor in ...

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King Edward VII

Reigned: 1901 - 1910. Born and died at Buckingham Palace. Victoria's eldest s...

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Sir Alfred Gilbert

Sculptor and goldsmith.  Born 13 Berners Street.  Eloped with his first cousi...

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Duke of Wellington statue - SW1

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1st Guards

Unusually the model for this statue is known: Webber. Our thanks to his grea...

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