G. A. Lawson's Wellington, Liverpool

The Wellington Monument

George Anderson Lawson (1832-1904)


Bronze on a sandstone column designed by Andrew Lawson (the sculptor's brother)

Corner of William Brown Street and Lime Street, Liverpool

Lawson's Iron Duke stands in the cultural heart of Liverpool on a tall Doric column. "The bronze for the monument is supposed to have come from French cannon captured during the Napoleonic wars, and the names of forgotten battles are written in huge letters on the great panels at its base" (Lewis 106). Wellington's name is also written on one of the panels, beneath the bronze garlanding held by bronze eagles. The panel on the south side of the pedestal has a vivid relief of "the final battle at Waterloo" (Cavanagh 28).

Related Material Including Other Views

  • Wellington's name on the pedestal
  • Bronze relief of charging infantry
  • Battles commemorated on the pedestal
  • The Duke of Wellington (1769-1852; brief biography)
  • Other monuments to Wellington
  • Photograph, caption, and commentary below by Jacqueline Banerjee. 2008.

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