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Sir James Kempt

(1764-1854), Governor-General of Canada

Sitter in 8 portraits
A commander in the Peninsular Wars (1808-14), in 1819 Sir James Kempt was appointed Governor of Nova Scotia in Canada. He held the post until 1828 when he was promoted to Governor-General of Canada, where he stayed for two years. Following the division of Quebec into British and French territories in 1791, Canada was a hotbed of national tension and economic and political discontent. At the end of his term, Kempt's conduct was commended in Parliament by the Prime Minister, Wellington.

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Sir James Kempt, by William Salter - NPG 3728

Sir James Kempt

by William Salter
oil on canvas, 1834-1840
NPG 3728

The Death of Gen: Sir Ralph Abercrombie, by Giovanni Vendramini, printed by  J. Matthews, published by  John Peter Thompson, after  Sir Robert Ker Porter - NPG D13764

The Death of Gen: Sir Ralph Abercrombie

by Giovanni Vendramini, printed by J. Matthews, published by John Peter Thompson, after Sir Robert Ker Porter
stipple engraving, published 4 June 1804
NPG D13764

Descriptive Sketch of the Print of the Death of Gen: Sir Ralph Abercrombie, published by John Peter Thompson, after  Sir Robert Ker Porter - NPG D13765

Descriptive Sketch of the Print of the Death of Gen: Sir Ralph Abercrombie

published by John Peter Thompson, after Sir Robert Ker Porter
etching, published 1804
NPG D13765

Key to The Death of Sir Ralph Abercromby, after Thomas Stothard - NPG D7544

Key to The Death of Sir Ralph Abercromby

after Thomas Stothard
etching, 1805 or after
NPG D7544

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

The Death of General Sir Ralph Abercromby, K.B., by Francis Legat, after  Thomas Stothard - NPG D11101

The Death of General Sir Ralph Abercromby, K.B.

by Francis Legat, after Thomas Stothard
line engraving, published 1805 (reissued 1828)
NPG D11101

Sir James Kempt, by Samuel Bellin, printed by  Brooker & Harrison, published by  Welch & Gwynne, after  Robert McInnes - NPG D36830

Sir James Kempt

by Samuel Bellin, printed by Brooker & Harrison, published by Welch & Gwynne, after Robert McInnes
mezzotint, published 1 April 1841
NPG D36830

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