Competition for the Monument to the Duke of Wellington in St Paul's Cathedral, London, 1856-1857
Start Date: 1856
End Date: 1857
Policy: 'Sir B. Hall, bart., M.P. as Chief Commissioner of Works, has given notice that it is the intention of Her Majesty's Government to erect a monument in St. Paul's Cathedral to the memory of the late Duke of Wellington, and has invited designs from artists of all countries. The cost, with all expenses, must not exceed 20,000l. The models by artists residing in the United Kingdom must be sent in by the 1st of June 1857; those by artists residing abroad, on or before the 25th of the same month. There will be a public exhibition of them in July 1857. The following premiums will be given for the nine most approved designs:- For the first £700; Second £500; Third £300; Fourth £200; Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth and Ninth £100. If, however, the artist to whom the highest premium may be awarded shall be employed to execute his design, he will not be entitled to receive any premium. The models in respect of which premiums may be awarded are to remain the property of Government. Accompanying the instructions, the chief commissioner has issued a plan and sketches showing the position the monument is to occupy in the cathedral, a very necessary arrangement for distant competitors' (The Builder, 13 September 1856, p. 502).
Stimulated creation of Proposal for the Wellington Monument, St Paul's Cathedral
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'Competition for the Monument to the Duke of Wellington in St Paul\'s Cathedral, London, 1856-1857', Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951, University of Glasgow History of Art and HATII, online database 2011 [http://sculpture.gla.ac.uk/view/event.php?id=msib5_1246361480, accessed 29 Jul 2014]