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An oil painting of a garden party at Buckingham Palace. Queen Victoria and Alexandra, Princess of Wales are returning to the Palace in an open carriage pulled by two grey horses; in the garden, on the left, the Prince of Wales is conversing to a couple in

Their history, form and function

Hubert Le Sueur (c. 1580-1658)

Borghese Gladiator circa

RCIN 71436

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The East Terrace Garden provides the setting for four bronze figures by the French sculptor Hubert Le Sueur, cast for Charles I. Possibly the most recognisable of these, the Borghese Gladiator, is shown here, his left arm outstretched, a sword at the ready in his right hand. The cast is a reproduction of the ancient statue discovered in Rome in 1611 and now in the Louvre, Paris. George IV had the figures brought to Windsor in 1829 for his new garden.

See also the Belvedere Antinous (RCIN 71438), Hercules and Telephus (RCIN 71442), and Diane de Versailles (RCIN 71444) in Explore the Collection.