Wellington Arch Quadriga

Wellington Arch, Quadriga, England, public art

Public Art : Wellington Arch Quadriga

Also Known As : Peace Descending on the Quadriga of War

Sculptor: © Adrian Jones (1845–1938)

Description: The enormous bronze sculpture features Victory with her laurel held high riding on a chariot, as a young boy steers four rearing horses.

Date Unveiled: 1912

Location: The triumphal arch is located on the south side of Hyde Park at the north western corner of Green Park, London, England.

Inscription:

“The quadriga surmounting this arch was presented to the nation, as a mark of deepest loyalty and respect to his late revered Majesty Edward VII, by Herbert First Baron Michelham of Hellingly KCVO”

Background To Wellington Arch:

Wellington Arch Quadriga Trivia: The Wellington Arch Quadriga is the largest bronze sculpture  not only in England but the whole of Europe.

Sculptor Adrain Jones used Lord Michelham's son as a model for the little boy leading the horses (below Victory).

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