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Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852), Field Marshal and Prime Minister

Sitter associated with 346 portraits
The most famous soldier and statesman of his day, Wellington's early victories were in India and the Spanish Peninsula. In 1815, he was hailed as the man who finally achieved the peace of nations when he led the defeat of Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo. He later became leader of the Tory party and as Prime Minister, from 1828-1830, he carried an important if controversial act that allowed Catholic emancipation in Britain. However, he was vigorously opposed to the recasting of electoral boroughs that led to the reform of the House of Commons and the slow spread of democracy.

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741

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

after Robert Home
watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, 1804
NPG 741

308

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

by Juan Bauzil (or Bauziel)
watercolour, 1812-1816
NPG 308

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

4670

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

by Sir Thomas Lawrence
chalk on canvas, circa 1820
NPG 4670

2662(25)

Possibly Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

by Sir George Hayter
pencil and wash, circa 1820
NPG 2662(25)

6297

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

by Henry Pierce Bone, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
enamel on copper, 1845 (exhibited 1822)
NPG 6297

316a(127)

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
pencil, 1822
NPG 316a(127)

316a(128)

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
pencil, 1822-1839
NPG 316a(128)

316a(129)

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
pencil, 1822
NPG 316a(129)

316a(130)

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
pencil, 1822-1839
NPG 316a(130)

316a(131)

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
pencil, 1822-1839
NPG 316a(131)

316a(132)

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
pencil, 1822-1839
NPG 316a(132)

316a(133)

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
pencil, 1822-1839
NPG 316a(133)

316a(134)

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
pencil, 1822-1839
NPG 316a(134)

316a(136)

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
pencil, 1822-1839
NPG 316a(136)

L257

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

by Sir Thomas Lawrence
oil on canvas, 1829
On display in Room 20 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L257

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

2789

Members of the House of Lords

attributed to (Isaac) Robert Cruikshank
pencil and sepia wash, circa 1835
NPG 2789

3766

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

by William Salter
oil on canvas, 1839
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3766

6265

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

by Benjamin Robert Haydon
oil on canvas, 1839
NPG 6265

218

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

by John Francis
marble bust, 1852
On display in Room 22 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 218

2155a

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

by George Gammon Adams
plaster cast of death-mask, 1852
NPG 2155a

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Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

by Etienne Neurdein, after Unknown artist, published by Ogden's
cigarette card, published circa 1894-1907
NPG x136570

D37589

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

by Jean Baptiste Alix, published by Ostervald the Elder, after Sébastien Curé
aquatint, early 19th century
NPG D37589

D7605

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

by Francesco Bartolozzi, after Domenico Pellegrini
stipple engraving, 1810
NPG D7605

D37584

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

by Thomas Williamson, published by Robert Cribb & Son, after Robert Home
stipple engraving, published 4 June 1811
NPG D37584

D7602

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

by M. Place, after Captain Raria
stipple engraving, 1811
NPG D7602

D7603

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

by M. Place, after Captain Raria
stipple engraving, 1811
NPG D7603

D37590

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

published by Luigi Fabri, after Robert Home
stipple engraving, circa 1812
NPG D37590

D37591

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

by James Godby, published by Edward Orme, after Domenico Pellegrini
stipple engraving, published 21 November 1812
NPG D37591

D42337

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

by Henry Richard Cook, published by Thomas Palser, after John Hoppner
stipple engraving, published 1 August 1812
NPG D42337

D42964

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

by Henry Richard Cook, published by Patrick Martin, after William Haines
stipple engraving, published 31 October 1812
NPG D42964

D37588

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

by A. Easto, published by Josiah Boydell, after Lawrence Gahagan
stipple engraving, published 17 August 1813 (April 1809)
NPG D37588

D37602

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

by William Greatbach, after William Salter
line engraving, after 1813
NPG D37602

D34181

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

by James Heath, after Edward Francisco Burney
line engraving, published 12 August 1814
NPG D34181

D36022

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

by James Godby, published by Edward Orme, after Domenico Pellegrini
stipple engraving, published 21 November 1814 (1809)
NPG D36022

D37583

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

by and published by William Skelton, after Sir William Beechey
line engraving, published 1 December 1814
NPG D37583

D7598

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

by and published by William Say, after Thomas Phillips
mezzotint, published 8 November 1814 (1814)
NPG D7598

D11325

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

by and published by William Say, after Thomas Phillips
mezzotint, published 8 November 1814 (1814)
NPG D11325

D37610

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

by E. Bocquet, after John Taylor, after Joseph Nollekens
stipple engraving, published 1815
NPG D37610

D4731

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

by Unknown artist, published by Richard Evans
hand coloured etching, published 29 July 1815
NPG D4731

D4732

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

after Unknown artist
line engraving, published 1815
NPG D4732

D4733

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

after Unknown artist
line engraving, published 1815
NPG D4733

D4728

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

by R. Page
stipple engraving, published 1816
NPG D4728

D37592

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

by Charles Turner, after Juan Bauzil (or Bauziel)
hand-coloured mezzotint, published 1817
NPG D37592

D37605

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

by Henry Meyer, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after John Jackson, after Sir William Beechey
stipple engraving, published 27 August 1817
NPG D37605

D15814

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

by Henry Meyer, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after John Jackson, after Sir William Beechey
stipple engraving, published 27 August 1817
NPG D15814

D13354

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington ('The Master General of the Ordinance')

by and published by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published August 1818
NPG D13354

D13507

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington ('The Master General of the Ordinance')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
etching, published August 1818
NPG D13507

D13778

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

by William Bromley, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
line engraving, published 1818 (1814)
NPG D13778

D4720

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington ('The Master General of the Ordinance')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published August 1819
NPG D4720