Apsley House:
Wellington Museum

Apsley House is located on the southeast corner of Hyde Park and was completed by Robert Adam for Baron Apsley in 1778.  Fifty years later it was enlarged to provide a suitably grand home for the Duke of Wellington, whose dual career brought him victory against Napoleon at Waterloo in 1815. 

Against a background of silk hangings and gilt decorations hangs the duke's fine art collection.  Such masterworks as paintings by Goya, Velasquez, Brueghel, Rubens, and Correggio stand alongside displays of porcelain, silver and furniture.    Some of the duke's memorabilia include swords, medals, shields, a Napoleon death mask, but is dominated by Canova's colossal statue of Napoleon, who was Wellington's archenemy.

Wellington Shield

Grand Chandelier

Statue of Napoleon

Statue of Napoleon


Duke of Wellington

Napoleon Death Mask


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