The Wellington Monument

One of the four sides of the bronze support for Wellington's tomb by Alfred Stevens (1817-75). Bronze. The Wellington Monument, St. Paul's Cathedral, London. With thanks to the Dean and Chapter of St. Paul's Cathedral. Note the cannon barrel, stirrup, telescope, and elaborate helmet.

The Wellington Monument

Note the the cuirass and partially drawn sword at left, dispatch case (?) and circular shield in the middle. The draped fabric is probably a flag.

The Wellington Monument

A drum occupies the center with a drumhead and powder horns to its right (our left). Crumbled cloth and a satchel with what may be an engineers symbol appears at right.

The Wellington Monument

A shield, trumpet, and cuirass appear on this side.

Selected views and details

Photograph, formatting, and text George P. Landow [You may use these images 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 in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.]

References

Towndrow, Kenneth Romney. Alfred Stevens: Architectural Sculptor, Painter and Designer. London: Constable, 1959. Plate 38.

Read, Benedict. Victorian Sculpture. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1982.


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