Monday 20 April 2015

Apsley House

Apsley House, the London home of the Dukes of Wellington, has been tarted up to celebrate the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo (18 June 1815). The Iron Duke held lavish banquets annually in the Waterloo Gallery to celebrate his victory. English Heritage has relaid the huge banqueting table with over 1,000 pieces from the silver Portuguese Service. The Gallery contains 83 paintings from the Spanish royal collection. Admission costs £6.30 for adults, £5.70 for silver surfers (CLICK). Shown is Antonio Canova's Napoleon as Mars the Peacemaker (1806) prior to his defeat. I thought Mars was the god of war!


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