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Figure of Peace from Wellington Arch quadriga M010421

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Filename: M010421.jpg

Size: 5152 x 3393 (11.1MB)

Date: 10th November 2010

Source: Historic England

Credit: Historic England Photo Library

Copyright Status: Copyrighted Work

Source: English Heritage Images

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Figure of Peace from Wellington Arch quadriga M010421

THE WELLINGTON ARCH, London. Detail of the face of the figure of Peace of the quadriga. An Edwardian commission, finally erected in 1912. Neo-Classical sculpture by Adrian Jones (1845-1938)

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EDITORS COMMENTS
This photograph showcases a detailed close-up view of the figure of Peace from the Wellington Arch quadriga, located in London. The Wellington Arch, a neoclassical monument, was commissioned during the Edwardian era and was finally erected in 1912. Adrian Jones (1845-1938), a renowned sculptor, was responsible for creating this stunning work of art. The figure of Peace is depicted with a serene expression, her eyes closed in tranquility, and a gentle smile playing on her lips. Her long, flowing hair is swept back, revealing a forehead adorned with intricate laurel leaves and ivy vines. The delicate folds of her robe cascade down her body, adding to the ethereal and graceful appearance of the figure. The quadriga, which sits atop the arch, is a symbol of victory and peace, representing the triumph of the British military in the Napoleonic Wars. The figure of Peace is an essential element of this iconic sculpture, emphasizing the importance of peace and harmony in the aftermath of conflict. The intricate details of the figure's face, captured in this photograph, reveal the masterful craftsmanship of Adrian Jones. The subtle play of light and shadow on the figure's features brings out the intricacies of the sculpture, making it a true work of art. The neoclassical style of the sculpture, with its emphasis on symmetry, proportion, and grandeur, adds to the overall majesty and grandeur of the Wellington Arch. This photograph is a testament to the enduring beauty and significance of the Wellington Arch and the figure of Peace, which continues to be a beloved landmark in London and a symbol of peace and triumph for the British people.

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