Guide to the Wellington Museum: Apsley House.
Guide to the museum in 1971. Apsley House is on the south-east corner of Hyde Park. Ten restored rooms are open to the public as the Wellington Museum. These contain sculpture, paintings, silverware, ceramics, trophies and memorabilia.
The paintings are mostly of Wellington's contemporaries and victories but there is also some old masters, including Rubens, Bruegel, Caravaggio, Velazquez and Van Dyck.
Dominating the art collection is the sculpture of Wellington's rival Napoleon wearing only a fig leaf. This double life-size statue by Canova is 11 feet high.
Illustrated. 59p. Bibliography. Foreword by John Pope-Hennessy.
C.H. Gibbs-Smith and H. V. T. Percival
Title: Guide to the Wellington Museum: Apsley House.
Publisher: London: Crown, 1971.
Condition: Unmarked. Good.
Keywords: British Art, English Art, Art Collection, United Kingdom and Ireland, Museums, Art History
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