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

Sitter associated with 347 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 achieved peace in Europe when he led the campaign to defeat 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. This resistance ended in the fall of the Tories and made way for Earl Grey's Whig government that eventually passed the Reform Bill in 1832.

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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

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

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

x136570

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 Cœuré
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

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