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Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

(1769-1852), Field Marshal and Prime Minister

Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter associated with 438 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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A Dis-Orderly, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41461

A Dis-Orderly

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 15 March 1838
NPG D41461

Ancient Concerts - A Rehearsal, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41472

Ancient Concerts - A Rehearsal

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 14 May 1838
NPG D41472

Coursing Extraordinary, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41476

Coursing Extraordinary

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 14 June 1838
NPG D41476

Forbidding the Banns, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41479

Forbidding the Banns

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 3 July 1838
NPG D41479

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

Jonah Thrown Overboard, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41484

Jonah Thrown Overboard

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 21 July 1838
NPG D41484

Dry Nurses, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41485

Dry Nurses

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 21 July 1838
NPG D41485

None but the Brave Deserves the Fair, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41487

None but the Brave Deserves the Fair

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 15 August 1838
NPG D41487

A Scene from Don Giovanni, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41489

A Scene from Don Giovanni

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 10 October 1838
NPG D41489

A Contrast, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41494

A Contrast

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 19 November 1838
NPG D41494

A Row in the Play-Ground, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41497

A Row in the Play-Ground

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 3 December 1838
NPG D41497

Demosthenes on the Sea Shore (Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington; Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux), by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41498

Demosthenes on the Sea Shore (Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington; Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux)

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 18 December 1838
NPG D41498

Another Peep Into the Play Ground, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41500

Another Peep Into the Play Ground

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 31 December 1838
NPG D41500

Coach-Dinner - Castle Inn - Windsor, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41501

Coach-Dinner - Castle Inn - Windsor

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 31 December 1838
NPG D41501

The Wolf & the Lamb, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D46333

The Wolf & the Lamb

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 7 March 1838
NPG D46333

Coursing Extraordinary, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D46334

Coursing Extraordinary

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 14 June 1838
NPG D46334

Forbidding the Banns, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D46335

Forbidding the Banns

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 3 July 1838
NPG D46335

La Belle Alliance, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D46336

La Belle Alliance

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

Dry Nurses, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D46337

Dry Nurses

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 21 July 1838
NPG D46337

None but the Brave Deserves the Fair, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D46338

None but the Brave Deserves the Fair

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 15 August 1838
NPG D46338

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