Statue

1st Guards

Erection date: 21/12/1888

Unusually the model for this statue is known: Webber. Our thanks to his great grandson, Simon North, for letting us know.

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.

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

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
1st Guards

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1st Guards

Infantry regiment of the British army. The bearskin on the statue and the fac...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
1st Guards

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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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John Galliford Webber

Born near Barnstaple, Devon.  From the picture source website: "7 years 2nd L...

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