Date added: 16 Mar 2015
This enormous mural, painted by the artist Daniel Maclise, shows the meeting of the victorious British and Prussian Generals at the end of the Battle. It is painted on the walls of the Royal Gallery in the House of Lords, Westminster. The destruction of the old Palace of Westminster by fire in 1834 allowed Victorian Britain the chance to construct a new seat of Government that embodied emblems of the nation’s past successes. Waterloo was a key event in securing Britain’s dominant place in the world and was chosen, along with Trafalgar, as the subject of two huge murals commissioned for the Royal Gallery of the new Houses of Parliament.
Thanks to NAM.