Edward VII Memorial Quadriga - London, England
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
N 51° 30.149 W 000° 09.044
30U E 697746 N 5709554
Quick Description: The Wellington Arch in London, England, has a plaque that mentions that the quadrica (a chariot drawn by four horses) on top of the arch was placed in honor of Edward VII.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 8/17/2012 8:47:54 AM
Waymark Code: WMF3JG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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Long Description:
The memorial plaque reads:

The Quadriga surmounting this arch was presented to the nation as a mark of deepest loyalty and respect to his late revered majesty Edward VII by Herbert First Baron Michelham of Hellingly KCVO.
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ABOUT THE QUADRIGA:

"Decimus Burton had originally envisaged a sculpture of a quadriga on top of the arch. His intentions were finally realised in 1912, with the installation of a huge bronze designed by Adrian Jones. It is based on a smaller original which caught the eye of Edward VII at a Royal Academy exhibition. The sculpture depicts the angel of peace descending on the chariot of war. The face of the charioteer leading the quadriga is that of a small boy (actually the son of Lord Michelham, the man who funded the sculpture). The angel of peace was modelled on Beatrice Stewart. The statue is the largest bronze sculpture in Europe."

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Website with more information on either the memorial or the person(s) it is dedicated to: [Web Link]

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