Equestrian statue of the Duke of Wellington, Glasgow

Glasgow, United Kingdom

Equestrian statue of the Duke of Wellington, Glasgow

The equestrian statue of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington located outside the Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, Scotland, is one of Glasgow's most iconic landmarks.

Sculpted by Italian artist Carlo Marochetti and erected in 1844, it is notable for being typically capped with a traffic cone, a practice which has become traditional in the city and is claimed to represent the humour of the local population.



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