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Henry Somerset, 7th Duke of Beaufort (1792-1853), Sportsman

Sitter associated with 11 portraits
Henry Somerset, 7th Duke of Beaufort, was renowned for his amorous escapades, his leadership of the Badminton and Windsor hunts and as a member of the 'Four-in-Hand Club'. The club was a group of young men who bribed coachmen to give them the reins to their vehicles then drove them at breakneck speeds along the poor British roads. Somerset joined the 10th Hussars and was Aide-de-Camp to the Duke of Wellington in the 1812-14 Peninsular War in Spain. He married Wellington's niece Georgiana Fitzroy and became infamous after her death for eloping with her half sister, Emily Smith. At the time such a marriage was considered to be against the Bible's teachings.

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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

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Henry Somerset, 7th Duke of Beaufort

by Alfred, Count D'Orsay
pencil and chalk, 1838
NPG 4026(5)

D31578

'A view taken in Hyde Park' (Henry Somerset, 7th Duke of Beaufort)

by and published by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published 1817
NPG D31578

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Henry Somerset, 7th Duke of Beaufort ('A view taken in Hyde Park')

by and published by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published 1817
NPG D13384

D13494

'A view taken in Hyde Park' (Henry Somerset, 7th Duke of Beaufort)

by and published by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published 1817
NPG D13494

D13495

Henry Somerset, 7th Duke of Beaufort ('A view taken in Hyde Park')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published 1817
NPG D13495

D42614

Field Marshall the Duke of Wellington KG &c &c Giving Orders to his Generals Previous to a General Action

by, published by and after Anker Smith, by Thomas Heaphy, published by Rudolph Ackermann
line and stipple engraving, published 8 August 1822
NPG D42614

D13643

Henry Somerset, 7th Duke of Beaufort

by Richard Dighton, published by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published 1825
NPG D13643

D41585

Vacation Amusements. (No.1.) Pheasant Shooting!

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 14 September 1840
NPG D41585