The Duke of Wellington, Arthur Wellesley a bust, by Joseph Pitts, 1852.
Field Marshal Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, KG, GCB, GCH, PC, FRS (1 May 1769 – 14 September 1852) was an Anglo-Irish soldier and statesman who was one of the leading military and political figures of 19th-century Britain. His defeat of Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815 put him in the first rank of Britain's military heroes.
Pitts exhibited at the Royal academy between 1842 and 1870, and made many commissioned portrait busts of famous and leading British personalities including Prince Albert, Nelson and Peel.
H 25cms x W 10cms x D 5cms. Museum Quality.