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Wellington, looking over Princes Street and The Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh

WellingtonStatueI’m always keen to sketch a new angle, and this one of the Duke of Wellington statue on Princes Street is from outside the General Registers House.

This memorial to the Duke of Wellington, and his beloved horse ‘Copenhagen’ was erected in 1852. It stands outside the Registers House in Edinburgh, at the corner of Princes Street and North Bridge.


Cast in bronze from a sculpture by John Steell, the monument was dubbed ‘the Iron Duke in bronze by Steell’ by the press at the time of it’s unveiling. John Steel scultped many of Edinburgh’s statues, including the statue of Sir Walter Scott sitting with his dog Maida under the Scott Monument.


My sketch is in black ink with a watercolour wash on the Balmoral Hotel in the background.


John Steell on Wikipedia