Death of Wellington,
Lot 92
Death of Wellington,
Sold for £60 (US$ 98) inc. premium

Lot Details
Death of Wellington,
Death of Wellington,
Uniformed bust of the Duke "Arthur Duke of Wellington" Reverse: A figure of Britannia standing funerary plaque & trophy of arms, Victory kneeling, a crouched lion "Wellington born May 1 1769. Died Sept. 14 1852. Britannia mourns her hero now at rest. Waterloo June 18 1815." By Messers Allen & Moore. 51mm white metal BHM2476. Arthur Wellesley the Duke of Wellington passed away peacefully in his armchair at Walmer Castle on 14 September 1852. His body lay in state at the Hall of Chelsea Hospital 11-17th November, so great was the crowd on the 13th that three people were crushed to death. The funeral car was an enormous vehicle 27 feet long, 10 feet wide &17 feet high, the car became stuck in the mud and was only extricated by considerable effort. 18000 persons crowded into St Paul's Cathedral to listen to the service. Good very fine. (1)
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