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Wellington Collection

Wellington, a name that echoes through history with tales of triumph and valor

Background imageWellington Collection: The Battle of Waterloo

The Battle of Waterloo
Waterloo. Coloured lithograph after Wellington at Waterloo by Robert Alexander Hillingford, nd.Associated with Napoleonic Wars, Waterloo (1815). Coloured Lithograph Date: 1815

Background imageWellington Collection: Battle of Waterloo map J020089

Battle of Waterloo map J020089
WALMER CASTLE, Kent. " Battle of Waterloo &c" map " Exhibiting the Situation of the Armies on the 16th, 17th & 18th of June 1815"

Background imageWellington Collection: The Pillar of the State, or John Bull Overloaded, after Cruikshank in 1819

The Pillar of the State, or John Bull Overloaded, after Cruikshank in 1819
BAL75679 " The Pillar of the State, or John Bull Overloaded", after Cruikshank in 1819, 1827 (engraving) (see 22565) by Heath, Henry (fl.1824-35); Private Collection; English

Background imageWellington Collection: Key to Waterloo Banquet N970007

Key to Waterloo Banquet N970007
WALMER CASTLE, Kent. Key to engraving of " The Banquet after the Battle of Waterloo". The banquet was held at Apsley House. Also see: N970006

Background imageWellington Collection: Map of the Battle of Waterloo, 18th June 1815 (19th century)

Map of the Battle of Waterloo, 18th June 1815 (19th century). Battle plan showing the positions of the British and French armies at the outset of the battle

Background imageWellington Collection: Dawe - Field Marshal Blucher N070506

Dawe - Field Marshal Blucher N070506
APSLEY HOUSE " Field-Marshal Prince Von Blucher". Painted c.1818 by George DAWE (1781-1829). Gebhard Leberecht von Blucher Prince von Wahlstaff (1742-1819)

Background imageWellington Collection: British army advancing at the Battle of Waterloo, 1815

British army advancing at the Battle of Waterloo, 1815
Duke of Wellington ordering the entire British line to advance at the Battle of Waterloo, 1815. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWellington Collection: Leslie - Duke of Wellington looking at bust of Napoleon N070535

Leslie - Duke of Wellington looking at bust of Napoleon N070535
APSLEY HOUSE, London. " The Duke of Wellington looking at bust of Napoleon" by Charles Robert LESLIE (1794-1859). WM 1569-1948

Background imageWellington Collection: Copenhagen, the Duke of Wellingtons horse J050173

Copenhagen, the Duke of Wellingtons horse J050173
APSLEY HOUSE, London. Engraving of Copenhagen, the Duke of Wellingtons horse

Background imageWellington Collection: Duke Wellington / Paul Pry

Duke Wellington / Paul Pry
DUKE OF WELLINGTON British General and Statesman Known as the Iron Duke A Wellington Boot - Satire

Background imageWellington Collection: Picture No. 11768937

Picture No. 11768937
DOG Black Labrador puppy wearing flat cap ( 6 weeks old ) with wellington boots Digital Manipulation:Hat PAB brightened Date:

Background imageWellington Collection: Waterloo Banquet N970006

Waterloo Banquet N970006
WALMER CASTLE, Kent. Engraving of " The Banquet after the Battle of Waterloo". The banquet was held at Apsley House. Also see: N970007 - Key to Waterloo Banquet engraving

Background imageWellington Collection: Goya - Equestrian portrait of the Duke of Wellington N070532

Goya - Equestrian portrait of the Duke of Wellington N070532
APSLEY HOUSE, London. " Equestrian portrait of the Duke of Wellington" 1812 by Francisco GOYA (1746-1828). Wellesley

Background imageWellington Collection: Battle of Waterloo

Battle of Waterloo
THE HUNDRED DAYS Battle of WATERLOO The action at 11 am - the French attack Houguemont, Napoleon tempting Wellington to expose his centre

Background imageWellington Collection: The Army and Navy, Wellington and Nelson, c1805. Artist: Newton & Co

The Army and Navy, Wellington and Nelson, c1805. Artist: Newton & Co
The Army and Navy, Wellington and Nelson, c1805. Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852) and Admiral Lord Nelson (1758-1805)

Background imageWellington Collection: British aircraft camouflage, 1941

British aircraft camouflage, 1941
British aircraft camouflage, showing how the colours appear to merge into their surroundings, 1941. Date: 1941. Aircraft include Blenheim Bomber, Hudson Bomber, Wellington Bomber, Skua Bomber

Background imageWellington Collection: Solitary Boy / Glasgow

Solitary Boy / Glasgow
A solitary boy walks across a plank over a very wide puddle in his wellington boots in a derelict area of East Glasgow, Scotland

Background imageWellington Collection: City Skyline & Harbour, Wellington, North Island, New Zealand

City Skyline & Harbour, Wellington, North Island, New Zealand City Skyline & Harbour, Wellington, North Island, New Zealand

Background imageWellington Collection: Vickers 417 Wellington III -employed by Bomber Command

Vickers 417 Wellington III -employed by Bomber Command throughout the war years

Background imageWellington Collection: Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, 1814-1815, (1944). Creator: Thomas Lawrence

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, 1814-1815, (1944). Creator: Thomas Lawrence
Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, 1814-1815, (1944). Portrait of Anglo-Irish soldier and future British prime minister Arthur Wellesley

Background imageWellington Collection: Duke of Wellington at the Battle of Waterloo J050174

Duke of Wellington at the Battle of Waterloo J050174
APSLEY HOUSE, London. Engraving of the Duke of Wellington on horseback at the Battle of Waterloo. Field Marshal, the Duke of Wellington riding his horse Copenhagen

Background imageWellington Collection: Political cartoon of the Duke of Wellington K021676

Political cartoon of the Duke of Wellington K021676
WALMER CASTLE, Kent. " The Double Dealer". Political cartoon about the Duke of Wellington controlling patronage through army promotions, state appointments and church preferments

Background imageWellington Collection: Apsley House J050005

Apsley House J050005
APSLEY HOUSE, Hyde Park Corner, Westminster, London. Interior detail of the north wall and fireplace in the Waterloo Gallery

Background imageWellington Collection: Summoned to Waterloo - Brussels, 1815

Summoned to Waterloo - Brussels, 1815
SUMMONED TO WATERLOO - BRUSSELS, 1815. Chromolithograph after Robert Hillingford, published 1898 (c). Officers leaving the Duchess of Richmonds ball, with Wellington in a carriage

Background imageWellington Collection: Foot guards at Battle of Waterloo

Foot guards at Battle of Waterloo
Up, Guards, and at them!.Colour oleolithograph after Richard Caton Woodville.Published as a Supplement to Holly Leaves the Christmas Number of the Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News

Background imageWellington Collection: Lefevre - Napoleon K050089

Lefevre - Napoleon K050089
APSLEY HOUSE, London. Detail of the portrait of Napoleon by Robert LEFEVRE (1755-1830)

Background imageWellington Collection: The Coldstream Guards taking over the Colour

The Coldstream Guards taking over the Colour
circa 1910s

Background imageWellington Collection: The Forlorn Hope At Badajos, 1906. Artist: Vereker Monteith Hamilton

The Forlorn Hope At Badajos, 1906. Artist: Vereker Monteith Hamilton
The Forlorn Hope At Badajos, 1906. British troops at the Siege of Badajoz, Spain, in 1812 during the Peninsular War. From Cassells Illustrated History of England, Vol. V

Background imageWellington Collection: Wellington College, Crowthorne, Berkshire

Wellington College, Crowthorne, Berkshire
Wellington College, Crowthorne, near Sandhurst, Berkshire, England. Showing the chapel Date: 1910s

Background imageWellington Collection: Duke of Wellingtons bedroom J920041

Duke of Wellingtons bedroom J920041
WALMER CASTLE, Kent. Interior view. " Duke of Wellingtons Bedroom" by Thomas Shotter BOYS, 1852. This picture shows the Dukes small campaign bed where he slept when staying at his honorary

Background imageWellington Collection: Oyster Catch / Whitstable

Oyster Catch / Whitstable
Oysters, found to be a valuable remedy for the influenza epidemic, are sorted and packed by fishermen in Whitstable, Kent, for distribution to the hospitals

Background imageWellington Collection: Phoenix Park showing Wellington Monument, Dublin

Phoenix Park showing Wellington Monument, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Background imageWellington Collection: Two Wellington bombers by G. H. Davis

Two Wellington bombers by G. H. Davis
Two Wellington bombers: two outstanding aircraft ready to strike. Equally famous in attack and defence: a Wellington MK 1A and (above) a Wellington Mk II. Date: 1940

Background imageWellington Collection: Duke of Wellington, Arthur Wellesley

Duke of Wellington, Arthur Wellesley
Major-General Arthur Wellesley in 1806, later Duke of Wellington. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-centry illustration

Background imageWellington Collection: Striped Drawing Room, Apsley House J050011

Striped Drawing Room, Apsley House J050011
APSLEY HOUSE, London. Interior view of the Striped Drawing Room looking towards the Dining Room

Background imageWellington Collection: Gambardella - The Duke of Wellington N070504

Gambardella - The Duke of Wellington N070504
APSLEY HOUSE, London. " The Duke of Wellington" by Spiridone GAMBARDELLA (1815-1886). WM 1534-1948. Copy after LAWRENCE, made for the second Duke in 1860

Background imageWellington Collection: Canova - Napoleon as Mars the Peacemaker J040042

Canova - Napoleon as Mars the Peacemaker J040042
APSLEY HOUSE, London. Interior view of the principal staircase with the statue of Napoleon holding a figure of Victory by Antonio CANOVA (1757-1822). Napoleon as Mars the Peacemaker

Background imageWellington Collection: Duke of Wellingtons batons K040689

Duke of Wellingtons batons K040689
APSLEY HOUSE, London. View of ten of the Duke of Wellingtons batons

Background imageWellington Collection: Wellington Visiting the Relics of Napoleon J050177

Wellington Visiting the Relics of Napoleon J050177
APSLEY HOUSE, London. Engraving of " Wellington Visiting the Relics of Napoleon"

Background imageWellington Collection: Battle instructions written by the Duke of Wellington K050231

Battle instructions written by the Duke of Wellington K050231
APSLEY HOUSE, London. Battle instructions written by the Duke of Wellington

Background imageWellington Collection: Wellingtons last procession K020718

Wellingtons last procession K020718
WALMER CASTLE, Kent. Watercolour. After the Late Duke of Wellingtons death at Walmer Castle in September 1852 he was honoured with an official state occasion at St Pauls Cathedral, London

Background imageWellington Collection: Duke Wellington / Lawrence

Duke Wellington / Lawrence
DUKE OF WELLINGTON - formal portrait, aged circa 40

Background imageWellington Collection: Wellington Bomber Wellington Bomber

Wellington Bomber Wellington Bomber
Wellington Bomber - One of Britains most famous long-range Bombers. Bristol Pegasus 1, 000 H.P. Engines. 265mph. Range - 3, 200 miles. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageWellington Collection: USA, Utah. Wellington, Nine-mile Canyon, Great Hunt Petroglyphs at Cottonwood Canyon

USA, Utah. Wellington, Nine-mile Canyon, Great Hunt Petroglyphs at Cottonwood Canyon

Background imageWellington Collection: Katherine Mansfield, pen name of Katherine Mansfield Beauchamp (1888-1923) short

Katherine Mansfield, pen name of Katherine Mansfield Beauchamp (1888-1923) short story writer born in Wellington, New Zealand. Mansfield in 1914

Background imageWellington Collection: Inauguration of Wellington College

Inauguration of Wellington College
The arrival of Queen Victoria at Wellington College for the inauguration of the school in Feburary 1859. The school, situated about twelve miles south of Windsor

Background imageWellington Collection: Duke Wellington / Stereo

Duke Wellington / Stereo
DUKE OF WELLINGTON British General and statesman, known as the Iron Duke

Background imageWellington Collection: Quatre Bras / Hamilton

Quatre Bras / Hamilton
Wellington defeats Ney at QUATRE BRAS, foiling Napoleons plan to prevent the joining of the British and Prussian armies




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Wellington, a name that echoes through history with tales of triumph and valor. From the Battle of Waterloo to the equestrian portrait by Goya, this iconic figure has left an indelible mark on our collective memory. The Battle of Waterloo, a turning point in European history, saw Wellington's strategic brilliance lead his troops to victory against Napoleon Bonaparte. The map of this historic battle, J020089, serves as a testament to Wellington's meticulous planning and unwavering determination. In the 19th-century Map of the Battle of Waterloo, we witness the clash between two titans - Wellington and Napoleon. This key document provides invaluable insights into their maneuvers and tactics during that fateful day in June 1815. As we delve deeper into Wellington's legacy, we encounter fascinating artifacts such as the Key to Waterloo Banquet N970007. This relic offers us a glimpse into the celebrations held in honor of Wellington's triumph at Waterloo. Dawe's masterpiece - Field Marshal Blucher N070506 - captures another crucial aspect of this historical event: collaboration. Blucher's support played an instrumental role in securing victory for Wellington's forces. Amidst these depictions lies Picture No. 11768937 – Duke Wellington / Paul Pry – showcasing both his military prowess and his more lighthearted side. It reminds us that even great leaders have moments where they can let loose and enjoy life beyond warfare. Leslie’s painting portrays Duke looking at busts of Napoleon N070535 brings forth intriguing questions about how he perceived his adversary after their epic confrontation on the battlefield. Copenhagen, Duke Of Wellington’s horse J050173 stands as a symbol not only for their unbreakable bond but also for their shared victories throughout countless campaigns together. Beyond battles and conquests lies Vickers 417 Wellington III employed by Bomber Command—an aircraft named after him—a testament to how deeply his name is etched in history.