M. Stocker, Royalist and Realist, The life and work of Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, London, 1988, plate 163.
These bronzes are reductions of figures from The Wellington Memorial at Hyde Park Corner, London. The Duke is seated on his horse, standing at each corner is a soldier from the four nations of the United Kingdom. The monument was Boehm's most ambitious, expensive and prominently located commission. It was executed between 1884 and 1888.
Elkington & Co. produced a limited number of the corner figures.
A comparable reduction of a Royal Highland Fusilier of the Waterloo period, was sold in these rooms, 21 November 1990, lot 39.