Tag: Apsley House

Velázquez, The Duke and Unexpected Treasures–#AtoZChallenge “V”

Remember my post on Joseph Bonaparte? This relates to that post. Enjoy! Reprinted from http://willkempartschool.com/the-water-seller-of-seville/ Discovering Velázquez, The Duke & Unexpected Treasures by WILL KEMP When Vanessa suggested a spot of Winter sun, if I’m honest, I dragged my feet. Locations where being proposed and I politely nodded. When she casually mentioned a possible trip to…

Apsley House–#AtoZChallenge “A”

Welcome to my first entry in the 2017 A to Z Challenge. My theme this year is the 1st Duke of Wellington, sometimes known as the Iron Duke. As the Challenge progresses, hopefully you will learn a few things about the man–born Arthur Wellesley, who defeated Napoleon for good at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815–by…

Trip to London and Southern England – Apsley House – Part 2

The first adventure for The Duke of Wellington Tour was a private, yes, private tour of Apsley House. I had been to Apsley House twice, but was eager to see what the private tour entailed. Boy, was I ever happy when I learned as part of a private tour, we could snap all the pictures…

Art Highlights from London

Select art I enjoyed from my recent trip to London: From Apsley House: –photo from Wikipedia Napoleon as Mars the Peacemaker, Antonio Canova, 1802-1806, white marble, 345 cm (136 in), Apsley House, London Apsley House is also known as the Wellington Museum. It is situated on Hyde Park Corner and is the residence of the current Duke…