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The Wellington Monument stands in Hyde Park near the south-western end of Park Lane and not far from the Duke of Wellington’s home at Apsley House. This colossal statue of Achilles by Richard Westmacott was produced from melted down captured enemy cannon and was inaugurated in 1822. Funded by donations from British women to record the Duke’s victories in the Peninsular and Napoleonic Wars, it was London’s first public nude sculpture and caused great controversy at the time.
|Height||29.50 cm||(11.61 inches)|
|Width||40.50 cm||(15.94 inches)|
|External Height||42.00 cm||(16.54 inches)|
|External Width||53.00 cm||(20.87 inches)|