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Memorial details

Memorial type
Allegory (eg: Victory)
District
City Of Westminster
Town
London
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
Napoleonic Wars (1803-1814)
Maker
Sir RICHARD WESTMACOTT RA
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 18th June 1822
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
11528
Current location

At South West end of Park Lane off Achilles Way
Park Lane
Hyde Park
London
City Of Westminster
Greater London
W1K 1BE
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 28305 80014
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
COLOSSAL FIGURE, SUPPOSEDLY REPRESENTING ACHILLES. (ACTUALLY COPY OF 'HORSE TAMERS' AT MONTE CAVALLO, ROME), CAST FROM TWELVE CAPTURED FRENCH CANNON
Inscription
TO ARTHUR, DUKE OF WELLINGTON,/AND HIS BRAVE COMPANIONS/ THIS STATUE OF ACHILLES/ CAST FROM CANNON TAKEN IN THE VICTORIES/ OF SALAMANCA, VITTORIA, TOULOUSE AND WATERLOO/ PLACED ON THIS SPOT/ ON THE XVIII DAY OF JUNE MDCCCXXXII/ BY COMMAND OF/ HIS MAJESTY GEORGE III/ IS INSCRIBED/ BY THEIR COUNTRYWOMEN.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Napoleonic Wars (1803-1814)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: height 16 FT
    Materials: Granite
  • Figure
    Measurements: height 18.5 FT
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Site: £10,000

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • LONDON'S OPEN AIR STATUARY by GLEICHEN 64-65 Source: Image Library Published:LONGMAN'S, GREEN & CO 1928 LONDON
  • Evening Standard 7 July 2014 Statue graffitied at same time as graffiti on 7 July 2007 memorial (IWM-WMA 58740) nearby.
  • DICTIONARY OF BRITISH SCULPTORS 1660 - 1851 by GUNNIS, RUPERT 423 - 428 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:MURRAYS SALES AND SERVICE CO. 1968 LONDON

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