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Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount Hill

(1772-1842), General

Sitter in 25 portraits
Nicknamed both' farmer' and 'daddy' because of his ruddy, fair-haired, kindly countenance and generous nature, Hill was Wellington's most reliable subordinate officer and one of the leading generals under Wellington in the Peninsula, commanding the right wing at the Battle of Vittoria, 1813. He fought at Waterloo, 1815, where his brigade engaged the Imperial Guard at close quarters, his horse being killed under him. Unlike many others, he could be trusted with a key role on the battlefield or with a substantial independent command. Wellington said of him 'the best of Hill is that I always know where to find him'. He was Commander-in-Chief 1828-42, taking over from his old chief, and then replaced by him.

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Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount Hill, by Thomas Heaphy - NPG 1914(6)

Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount Hill

by Thomas Heaphy
watercolour and pencil, 1813
NPG 1914(6)

Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount Hill, by Thomas Heaphy - NPG 1914(7)

Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount Hill

by Thomas Heaphy
watercolour and pencil, 1813-1814
NPG 1914(7)

The Trial of Queen Caroline 1820, by Sir George Hayter - NPG 999

The Trial of Queen Caroline 1820

by Sir George Hayter
oil on canvas, 1820-1823
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 999

Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount Hill, by George Richmond - NPG 1055

Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount Hill

by George Richmond
watercolour and pencil, 1834
NPG 1055

Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount Hill, by William Salter - NPG 3724

Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount Hill

by William Salter
oil on canvas, 1834-1840
NPG 3724

Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount Hill, by John Romney, published by  Richard Evans, after  Meycon - NPG D13251

Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount Hill

by John Romney, published by Richard Evans, after Meycon
coloured etching, published 10 October 1815
NPG D13251

Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount Hill, by John Romney, after  Meycon - NPG D13252

Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount Hill

by John Romney, after Meycon
coloured etching, published 1815
NPG D13252

Comrades in Arms, by Unknown artist - NPG D8694

Comrades in Arms

by Unknown artist
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, after 1815
NPG D8694

Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount Hill, by A. Easto, published by  Edward Orme, after  W.P.J. Lodder (Loder) - NPG D35821

Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount Hill

by A. Easto, published by Edward Orme, after W.P.J. Lodder (Loder)
stipple engraving, published 9 April 1816
NPG D35821

Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount Hill, by Thomas Wright, published by and after  George Dawe - NPG D10679

Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount Hill

by Thomas Wright, published by and after George Dawe
stipple engraving, published 24 May 1819
NPG D10679

Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount Hill, after George Dawe - NPG D35822

Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount Hill

after George Dawe
lithograph, circa 1819
NPG D35822

Field Marshall the Duke of Wellington KG &c &c Giving Orders to his Generals Previous to a General Action, by, published by and after Anker Smith, by  Thomas Heaphy, published by  Rudolph Ackermann - NPG D42614

Field Marshall the Duke of Wellington KG &c &c Giving Orders to his Generals Previous to a General Action

by, published by and after Anker Smith, by Thomas Heaphy, published by Rudolph Ackermann
line and stipple engraving, published 8 August 1822
NPG D42614

Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount Hill, by Unknown artist - NPG D35824

Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount Hill

by Unknown artist
stipple engraving, mid 19th century
NPG D35824

A Horse Marine, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41013

A Horse Marine

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 12 March 1830
NPG D41013

The Chancellor of the University of Oxford Attended by Doctors of Civil Law, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Ducôte & Stephens, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41285

The Chancellor of the University of Oxford Attended by Doctors of Civil Law

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Ducôte & Stephens, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 1 December 1834
NPG D41285

Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount Hill, by and published by Charles Turner, and published by  Colnaghi & Co, and published by  J. Watson, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D42734

Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount Hill

by and published by Charles Turner, and published by Colnaghi & Co, and published by J. Watson, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, published 14 May 1834
NPG D42734

La Belle Alliance (Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount Hill; Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington; Nicolas Jean-de-Dieu Soult), by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41483

La Belle Alliance (Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount Hill; Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington; Nicolas Jean-de-Dieu Soult)

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 21 July 1838
NPG D41483

Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount Hill, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D35823

Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount Hill

printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph heightened with white, published 1 July 1839
NPG D35823

Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount Hill, by Émile Desmaisons, printed by  Lemercier Bernard et Cie, published by  A.H. & C.E. Baily - NPG D35825

Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount Hill

by Émile Desmaisons, printed by Lemercier Bernard et Cie, published by A.H. & C.E. Baily
lithograph, August 1841
NPG D35825

Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount Hill, by Émile Desmaisons, printed by  Lemercier Bernard et Cie, published by  A.H. & C.E. Baily - NPG D35826

Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount Hill

by Émile Desmaisons, printed by Lemercier Bernard et Cie, published by A.H. & C.E. Baily
lithograph, August 1841
NPG D35826

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A Commanding View of the Wellington Hill!!! (Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount Hill; Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington)

by William Heath, published by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published circa February 1828
NPG D46070

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La Belle Alliance

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 21 July 1838
NPG D46336

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Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount Hill

by John Boothroyd
pen and ink, circa 1850s
NPG D35827

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Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount Hill

by John Boothroyd
watercolour, 1853
NPG D35828

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