Wellington Fountain



The Esplanade, Mumbai, India

This ornamental fountain has an octagonal basin about thirty-seven feet in diameter, on a slightly flared circular column surrounded by six steps. Wellington's great battles are inscribed on alternate columns, with Wellington himself and other bas-relief figures between them (see Bromley 415).

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