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Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

(1769-1852), Field Marshal and Prime Minister

Sitter associated with 439 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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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

A Scene from Don Giovanni, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D46339

A Scene from Don Giovanni

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 10 October 1838
NPG D46339

A Contrast, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D46340

A Contrast

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 19 November 1838
NPG D46340

A Row in the Play-Ground, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D46341

A Row in the Play-Ground

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 3 December 1838
NPG D46341

Demosthenes on the Sea Shore, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D46342

Demosthenes on the Sea Shore

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 18 December 1838
NPG D46342

Another Peep Into the Play Ground, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D46343

Another Peep Into the Play Ground

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 31 December 1838
NPG D46343

Coach-Dinner - Castle Inn - Windsor, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D46344

Coach-Dinner - Castle Inn - Windsor

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 31 December 1838
NPG D46344

The political see-saw!, by, printed by and published by Henry Heath - NPG D46373

The political see-saw!

by, printed by and published by Henry Heath
lithograph, published 14 January 1838
NPG D46373

Key to Mr Leslie's picture of Queen Victoria receiving the Holy Sacrament at her Coronation, published by Sir Francis Graham Moon, 1st Bt, after  Charles Robert Leslie - NPG D33660

Key to Mr Leslie's picture of Queen Victoria receiving the Holy Sacrament at her Coronation

published by Sir Francis Graham Moon, 1st Bt, after Charles Robert Leslie
engraving, published 1839
NPG D33660

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, by George Raphael Ward, published by  Paul and Dominic Colnaghi & Co, after  Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG D37593

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

by George Raphael Ward, published by Paul and Dominic Colnaghi & Co, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
mezzotint, published 25 January 1839
NPG D37593

A Deserter, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41502

A Deserter

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 29 January 1839
NPG D41502

A Coachman Wanted - Candidates for the Place, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41504

A Coachman Wanted - Candidates for the Place

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 29 January 1839
NPG D41504

Dentatus, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41517

Dentatus

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 29 March 1839
NPG D41517

Who's to have the Stick?, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41519

Who's to have the Stick?

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 15 April 1839
NPG D41519

Whist!, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41524

Whist!

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 20 May 1839
NPG D41524

Scene from the Farce of the Invincibles as Lately Performed at the Queen's Theatre, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41525

Scene from the Farce of the Invincibles as Lately Performed at the Queen's Theatre

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 23 May 1839
NPG D41525

The Balance of Power, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41526

The Balance of Power

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 5 June 1839
NPG D41526

The Thimble Rig!, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41527

The Thimble Rig!

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 5 June 1839
NPG D41527

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