Waterloo Vase in Buckingham Palace Garden
Waterloo Vase in Buckingham Palace Garden
Record No
127373
Title
Waterloo Vase in Buckingham Palace Garden
Description
Waterloo Vase in Buckingham Palace Garden, The Mall, Westminster, with a man standing next to it, reading. It is a giant 15-foot ornamental urn made for Napoleon from a single piece of Carrara marble in 1812. In 1815, after the battle of Waterloo, the vase was presented to the Prince Regent and relief ornamentation depicting the Waterloo victory was added by Richard Westmacott. Displayed as Buckingham Palace Garden ornament since 1906, it is Grade I listed, listing number 1239244. The garden itself is the private park attached to the London residence of the monarch and occupies a 42 acre site. Landscaped by William Townsend Aiton in 1825-26, it is Grade II* listed, listing number 1000795.
Date of execution
1968
Section
London Metropolitan Archives
Collection
LCC Photograph Library
Medium
photograph
Catalogue No
SC_PHL_01_448_68_8872
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