The life and career of Arthur Wellesley is well documented. However, his formative years in India are not so well known.

After the 1815 victory over Napoleon Bonaparte that made him the most celebrated man in Europe, the life and career of Arthur Wellesley is well documented. However, his formative years in India are not so well known. This exhibition at Apsley House explores those early years and provides insights into the man known globally as the 1st Duke of Wellington (1769–1852).

Young Wellington in India explores eight overlooked years of Arthur’s life. The story will be told through paintings, sketches, books and objects that belonged to him during this influential period – the majority of which have never been publicly displayed before including the renowned Deccan Dinner Service.