Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852) Field-Marshal & Prime Minister

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: France
    City: Paris
    Place: British Embassy

    This work was acquired in Paris for the British Ambassador’s Residence in 1971. It is by British sculptor Musgrave L. Watson (1804-1847), who worked for a short time in the studio of Sir Francis Chantrey.

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    People
    Wellesley, Arthur, 1st Duke of Wellington
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    Materials & Techniques
    marble, bust (as object name), marble bust
  • Details
    Title
    Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852) Field-Marshal & Prime Minister
    Date
    c.1830
    Medium
    Marble bust
    Dimensions
    height: 69.00 cm, width: 37.00 cm, depth: 25.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Jean-Paul Lagarde, Paris, August 1971
    Inscription
    verso: M.L. WATSON F.T
    Provenance
    Commissioned by army officer and editor of Wellington's dispatches John Gurwood (1790-1845); with Jean-Paul Lagarde, Paris; from whom purchased by the Department of the Environment in August 1971
    GAC number
    12041