TQ2879 : Quadriga on Wellington Arch

taken 7 years ago, near to Westminster, Great Britain

Quadriga on Wellington Arch
Quadriga on Wellington Arch
This sculpture of a quadriga (a chariot drawn by four horses) was added to the top of TQ2879 : The Wellington Arch in 1912. The artist, Adrian Jones, had originally exhibited a plaster group called “Triumph” at the Royal Academy. Supposedly, the Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII, remarked that it would make an excellent crowning ornament for the Wellington Arch. Jones cast it in bronze and it was added to the arch. The quadriga, which depicts the angel of peace descending on the chariot of war, is the largest bronze sculpture in Europe.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 16 May, 2012   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 22 May, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2844 7980 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.1530N 0:9.0534W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2843 7979
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Hyde Park Corner  Bronze  Quadriga  Sculpture  Statue  Wellington Arch  Duke of Wellington 

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