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

Sitter associated with 357 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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D4729

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

after Unknown artist
lithograph, published 1852
NPG D4729

D13776

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

by George Henry Phillips, after John Simpson
mezzotint, published 1852 (1836)
NPG D13776

D42981

The Funeral Procession of Arthur, Duke of Wellington

by Samuel Henry Gordon Alken, and by George Augustus Sala, published by Ackermann & Co
hand coloured etching and aquatint, 1 March 1853
NPG D42981

D4730

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

by T.H. Ellis, after F. Shephard
line engraving, published 1853
NPG D4730

D7599

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

by George Baxter
Baxter print, published 1853
NPG D7599

D7600

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

by George Baxter
Baxter print, published 1853
NPG D7600

D7601

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

by George Baxter
Baxter print, published 1853
NPG D7601

D37609

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

by George Thomas Payne, published by Henry Graves & Co, published by John Finlay
mezzotint, published 20 November 1854
NPG D37609

D13774

The late Field Marshals of England; Wellington & Lord Raglan, crossing the Pyrenees, 1813

by William Greatbach, by Robert Wallis, after Thomas Jones Barker
line engraving, published 1858 (originally published 1856)
NPG D13774

D2921

Sir Thomas Lawrence; Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (on reverse)

by George Gammon Adams, after Edward Hodges Baily, and after Sir Thomas Lawrence
bronze medal, 1860
NPG D2921

D37607

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

by William Henry Mote, published by Ackermann & Co, after John Hayter
stipple engraving, published 18 June 1868
NPG D37607

D37581

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

published by The Medici Society Ltd, after Francisco de Goya
chromolithograph, published 1915 (1812-1814)
NPG D37581

x197883

'King Edward & His Empire Builders'

published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
postcard print, circa 1907
NPG x197883

D9974

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

after Unknown artist
etching, published 1815
NPG D9974

D46029

Poor Bull & his Burden or the Political Murraion [Murrain]

by George Cruikshank, published by Thomas Tegg
hand-coloured etching, published 15 December 1819
NPG D46029

D46025a

Characters in the New Piece Now Performing at the Theatre Royal Cotten Garden 1820

published by John Marshall Jr
hand-coloured etching, published 6 November 1820
NPG D46025a

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