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.
Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright David Dixon and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
+
+
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
TIP: Click the map for Large scale mapping
Change to interactive Map >
Grid Square
TQ2879, 1296 images   (more nearby )
Photographer
  (find more nearby)
Date Taken
Wednesday, 16 May, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 22 May, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre 
Place (from Tags)
London 
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)
Looking for a postcode? Try this pageExternal link
Clickable map
+

Other Tags
Hyde Park Corner  Bronze  Quadriga  Sculpture  Statue  Wellington Arch  Duke of Wellington 

Click a tag, to view other nearby images.

Image classification(about): Supplemental image
This page has been viewed about 99 times.
View this location: KML (Google Earth) · Google MapsExternal link · Bing MapsExternal link · Geograph Coverage Map · geotagged! More Links for this image
NW N NE
W Go E
SW S SE
[Mark
You are not logged in login | register