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George Anson (1797-1857), General

Sitter in 3 portraits
Anson served at an early age in the Napoleonic wars and fought at the Battle of Waterloo. He entered Parliament as a Whig MP in 1819 and held the offices of Storekeeper of the Ordnance and Clerk of the Ordnance. Having been promoted to major general, Anson was appointed commander of the Madras Army in 1854 and two years later was made commander-in-chief in India. While at Karnal, he fell ill with cholera and died there in 1857. He was buried at the local church, but was later reinterred at Kensal Green cemetery, London.

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The Trial of Queen Caroline 1820

by Sir George Hayter
oil on canvas, 1820-1823
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 999


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


George Anson

by Richard James Lane, published by John Mitchell, after Alfred, Count D'Orsay
lithograph with some hand-colouring, (12 January 1840)
NPG D45940