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Apsley House is the current residence of the Dukes of Wellington. Located in London, at Hyde Park Corner Square near Hyde Park. FROM 1947, most of the premises houses the Wellington Museum, open to the public. The Duke himself, visiting London, stops in the rooms in the northern part of the building.
In terms of state of preservation, Apsley House is a unique example of the urban residence of the upper class of the British aristocracy.
The mansion was built in 1771-1778 according to the project of the famous architect Robert Adam for Lord Apsley, who later became Lord Chancellor Bathurst, 1st Earl of Bathurst. Until now in the original style, the so-called"Adam's", preserved the staircase, living room and some other premises.
At the entrance to the residence is the Wellington Arch and the monument to the first Duke of Wellington, the most famous owner of the mansion. When Nem Apsley House took on the regency look we see today. The Duke bought the mansion from his older brother, Earl Richard Wellesley. Later he added an Empire-style pediment to the building, tiled the mansion with limestone, expanded the wings and equipped an art gallery.
The art collection of Apsley House includes canvases taken duke as war booty in Napoleon's camp after the Battle of Vitoria. Here presents paintings by Velazquez, Rubens, Correggio, Lorrain, Goya, works Canova and others.
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