Statue of

The Duke of Wellington

in front of Register House at the East End of Princes Street

View to the west along Princes Street       -       Late afternoon,  January 2007

Duke of Wellington statue in front of Register House at the East End of Princes Street  -  4.48pm on January 26, 2007

© Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                      Photograph taken January 26, 2007 at 4.48pm

 

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   Duke of Wellington statue in front of Register House at the East End of Princes Street  -  4.48pm on January 26, 2007 ©

 

Statue of

The Duke of Wellington

This statue is known as "The Iron Duke (Duke of Wellington) in bronze by Steele". 

The statue sits in front of Register House and face south, looking down North Bridge.

This view looks to the west along Princes Street from the top of Leith Street.  The statue is in the foreground with the spire of the Scott Monument behind it.

Scott Monument

The Scott Monument from the East End of Princes Street  -  4.50pm on January 26, 2007 ©

The Balmoral Hotel (formerly the North British Railway Hotel is on the left of the picture, and a Wimpey Bar (formerly Woolworths) is on the right of the picture.

 

Statue of

Copenhagen

Thank you to Bryan Gourlay, Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland, who wrote:

Writing a Terrible Injustice

"Looking at your photo of the statue of the Duke of Wellington in front of Register House reminds me itís time to correct a terrible injustice."

Wellington's Horse, 'Copenhagen'

"While the famous Iron Duke always gets top billing, his noble steed rarely gets a mention.  Itís time Wellingtonís horse, Copenhagen, deservedly got his rightful share of the limelight.

Copenhagen was a 15 hands chestnut stallion who faithfully carried Wellington around the field of Waterloo for 18 hours on the day of the battle.

He was 28 years old when he died in 1836 and was buried with full military honours at the Dukeís country estate at Stratfield Saye."

Bryan Gourlay, Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland,  July 26, 2009

 

 

Statue of the Duke of Wellington and Copenagen

Thank you Archie Young, Moredun, Edinburgh who wrote:

Sir John Steele

"The statue was designed by Sir John Steele (1804-1891).  He was born in Aberdeen.  The statue was erected in 1852.

Sir John also sculpted these statues in Edinburgh:

-  Sir Walter Scott

-  Allan Ramsay

-  Prince Albert

-  Queen Victoria."

Sir John was appointed as sculptor to Queen Victoria in 1844 and was Knighted in 1876.

When I was young, I heard that he made a mistake when making the statue of the Duke of Wellington and Copenhagen and omitted the fetlocks."

Archie Young, Moredun, Edinburgh:  July 28, 2009.

 

 

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