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

Sitter associated with 345 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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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

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
vintage postcard print, circa 1907
NPG x197883

D9974

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

after Unknown artist
etching, published 1815
NPG D9974

D15813

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

by Mary Dawson Turner (née Palgrave), after Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
etching, (1822)
NPG D15813

D17775

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

probably by Henry Pierce Bone, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
pencil and wash drawing squared in pencil for transfer, before 1845 (1820)
NPG D17775

D15958

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

by Willem van Senus, after Robert Home
stipple engraving, circa 1825-1850
NPG D15958

D15871

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

by William Dean Taylor, published by Colnaghi, Son & Co, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
line engraving, published 15 March 1827
NPG D15871