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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.
bronze & Peterhead granite
H 360 x W (?) x D (?) cm;
Plinth: H 260 x W (?) x D (?) cm
purchased by public and private subscription
8th October 1844
at all times
south relief panel: DE BRAUX FONDEUR
front of pedestal: WELLINGTON