A large and important bronze statue of the Duke of Wellington atop his mount, Copenhagen.
With four recumbent Lions, one to each corner, the Royal Arms of the house of Hannover to the centre of one side, and with the name WELLINGTON to one end. The Duke's mount, Copenhagen, with front righ leg raised and head dipped.
Sculpted by Count D'orsay, this being the largest of the only three examples that he made. One resides in a private collection and another in the British Embassy in India.
This sculpture was given by the Duke of Wellington circa 1820 to Ernst August, the King and Elector of Hannover as thanks for his supply to the Duke of troops at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. The troops such as they were, were of no great heplp of use, but as courtesy dictated, thanks was given in the form of this unique piece.
The sculpture remained in the home of Ersnt August, Schloss Marienberg, in Hannover, Germany until it was bought at the "Royal House of Hannover" Sothebys sale in 2004. It has remained in a private collection until it now..
Of very large proportions and in immaculate condition.
Price upon application.