Field Marshal Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852) was an Anglo-Irish statesman and one of the leading military and political figures of 19th century Britain. He defeated Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815.
This original, sculpted at the workshop of Timothy Richard in Bath, draws on the many paintings and sketches of the Duke.
Around the Base.
The figures around the base include scenes from the Battle of Waterloo with riflemen, horses and canons as well as a small depiction of Napoleons capture.
The etch around the base reads – “THE BUSINESS OF WAR, AND INDEED LIFE, IS GUESSING WHAT IS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE HILL”
Height 13cm – Gift boxed