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Arthur, 1st Duke of Wellington
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Arthur, 1st Duke of Wellington

Measurements: Overall height: 32cm (12.5in)



A mid 19th century cast and chased bronze bust of the Duke of Wellington in the guise of a Roman general on a square stepped bronze mounted Sienna marble base, circa 1852.

This bust of Wellington depicts him at the height of his military career.  His classical military dress,  emphasizes his role as the vanquisher of Napoleon, and, in the tradition of ancient Rome, alludes to a glorious military career as a necessary precursor to a successful political one.