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Wellington Visiting the Relics of Napoleon J050177

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Filename: J050177.jpg

Size: 4550 x 3840 (25.3MB)

Date: 4th February 2011

Source: Historic England

Credit: Historic England Photo Library

Copyright Status: Copyrighted Work

Source: English Heritage Images

Owner URL: www.englishheritageimages.com

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Wellington Visiting the Relics of Napoleon J050177

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

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Engraving Wellington


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> Fine Art > Illustrations and Engravings

> Heritage > English Stately Homes > Apsley House > Artefacts and engravings at Apsley

> Waterloo 200 > Portraits of Napoleon

> Waterloo 200 > Portraits of Wellington


EDITORS COMMENTS
Wellington Visiting the Relics of Napoleon" is an enchanting engraving that captures a significant moment in history, showcased in the extensive collection of Historic England Photo Library. This evocative image transports us back in time to Apsley House in London, the grand residence of the Duke of Wellington, in 1815. The Duke of Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, is depicted in the engraving, standing solemnly before the glass case that holds the relics of the fallen emperor, Napoleon Bonaparte. The Duke, dressed in his full military regalia, is deeply engrossed in contemplation, his expression a blend of awe, respect, and perhaps a hint of triumph. Napoleon's relics, including his sword, hat, and a lock of his hair, are displayed in the glass case. The somber atmosphere of the room is heightened by the presence of candles, casting a warm, flickering light on the scene. The intricate detailing of the engraving, from the ornate furnishings to the lifelike portrayal of the Duke and the relics, brings the historical event to life. This engraving is a poignant reminder of the aftermath of the Battle of Waterloo, which took place on June 18, 1815. The defeat of Napoleon marked the end of the Napoleonic Wars and the beginning of a new era in European history. The Duke of Wellington's visit to the relics signified the symbolic passing of the torch from one great military leader to another. The "Wellington Visiting the Relics of Napoleon" engraving is a testament to the rich historical heritage of England and the pivotal role that Apsley House plays in preserving and showcasing it. This image offers a glimpse into the past, allowing us to connect with the history that shaped our world.

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