Arthur Wellesley (1769–1852), 1st Duke of Wellington

Marble; column of red scagliola with marble foot | 78.7 x 55.9in | 1823

Sir Francis Chantrey

Wellington led the British forces to victory over Napoleon in the battle of Waterloo. Although this idealized portrait is carved in the classical mode (all'antica), with bared neck and blank eyes, the proud display of the military hero's dramatic pro...
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