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Sir Edward Kerrison, 1st Bt (1776-1853), General

Sitter in 7 portraits
Edward Kerrison entered the Army in 1796 and three years later saw active service in the Dutch Helder expedition. He rose swiftly through the ranks and by 1805 had become a lieutenant-colonel. In 1808, Kerrison was sent to Spain where he participated in the Peninsular War. He was highly commended by Wellington and was promoted to Brevet Colonel. Kerrison served in the 1815 campaign against Napoleon and took part in the occupation of Paris. He entered Parliament as an MP in 1808 where he remained until his death.

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54

The House of Commons, 1833

by Sir George Hayter
oil on canvas, 1833-1843
On display in Room 20 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 54

3729

Sir Edward Kerrison, 1st Bt

by William Salter
oil on canvas, 1834-1840
NPG 3729

D36852

Sir Edward Kerrison, 1st Bt

by and published by William Camden Edwards, published by Josiah Boydell, after Sir Martin Archer Shee
line engraving, published 18 March 1818
NPG D36852

D36853

Sir Edward Kerrison, 1st Bt

by Thomas Herbert Maguire
lithograph, 1851
NPG D36853

D36854

Sir Edward Kerrison, 1st Bt

by Thomas Herbert Maguire, printed by M & N Hanhart
lithograph, 1851
NPG D36854