Robert Smirke (1781-1867)
1817-1861 (held up by problems with funding)
At 62 m. high, this is the tallest obelisk in Europe (see "Wellington Monument"), and interesting in other ways, too, [Commentary continues below.]
Photograph on left, and of the Waterloo relief, captions and commentary by Jacqueline Banerjee, with additional information provided by Patrick Carson. Photograph of the inscription by "owj" at Wikipedia, kindly released on a Creative Commons license, cropped and corrected for perspective. Click on the images to enlarge them, and mouse over the text for links.
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