Jacqueline Banerjee. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL.]by G. A. Lawson. 1865. Bronze. Corner of William Brown Street and Lime Street, Liverpool. Photograph and text
The Wellington Monument was only fully completed "towards the end of 1865 when George Lawson's relief panel of the final battle at Waterloo was fixed in place on the pedestal" (Cavanagh 28). In Lawson's depiction of this charge, the man at the front has been wounded, and others have fallen already, forcing a horse to pick its way over a body. The sculptor has captured the tension between urgent, courageous advance and hideous loss.
Cavanagh, Terry. Public Sculpture of Liverpool. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 1996.
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