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THE STATUE OF WELLINGTON AT ALDERSHOT, AND THAT AT HYDE PARK CORNER BY THE GREAT ARCH THAT BEARS HIS NAME

THE STATUE OF WELLINGTON AT ALDERSHOT, AND THAT AT HYDE PARK CORNER BY THE GREAT ARCH THAT BEARS HIS NAME

Of the two famous fighting men, Nelson and Wellington, who won for us the Napoleonic War, the latter has received the greater number of posthumous tributes. All over the country he is honoured by a monument of some kind. The equestrian statue that is now to be seen west of the permanent barracks at Aldershot (left) originally stood by the old Green Park Arch in London, opposite Apsley House. It is the work of Matthew Cotes Wyatt. North of the Wellington Arch, on Constitution Hill, with its great bronze quadriga, representing Peace, by Adrian Jones, is the statue of Wellington (right) wrought by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, an Austrian sculptor who came to London in 1862. It occupies a roadway island at Hyde Park Corner.

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