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William Carr Beresford, Viscount Beresford

(1768-1854), General

Sitter in 14 portraits
General; he served under Wellington in the Peninsula where he was responsible for reorganising the Portuguese as an effective fighting force. 'A low-looking ruffian with damned bad manners' according to Creevey; 'the ablest man in the army', claimed Wellington.

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William Carr Beresford, Viscount Beresford, by E. (probably Elizabeth) Beresford, after  Sir William Beechey - NPG 1180

William Carr Beresford, Viscount Beresford

by E. (probably Elizabeth) Beresford, after Sir William Beechey
oil on paper, 1815 (1812-1814)
NPG 1180

William Carr Beresford, Viscount Beresford, by Thomas Heaphy - NPG 1914(4)

William Carr Beresford, Viscount Beresford

by Thomas Heaphy
pencil and watercolour, 1813-1814
On display in Room 34 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1914(4)

William Carr Beresford, Viscount Beresford, by Sir William Beechey - NPG 6094

William Carr Beresford, Viscount Beresford

by Sir William Beechey
oil on canvas, 1814-1815
NPG 6094

William Carr Beresford, Viscount Beresford, by Charles Turner, after  Sir William Beechey - NPG D10704

William Carr Beresford, Viscount Beresford

by Charles Turner, after Sir William Beechey
mezzotint, published 1814
NPG D10704

William Carr Beresford, Viscount Beresford, by William Say, published by  Edward Orme, after  Thomas Heaphy - NPG D11379

William Carr Beresford, Viscount Beresford

by William Say, published by Edward Orme, after Thomas Heaphy
mezzotint, published 1815
NPG D11379

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 - NPG 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
On display in Room 34 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG D42614

A Political Riddle, by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D40956

A Political Riddle

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 6 June 1829
NPG D40956

William Carr Beresford, Viscount Beresford, by John Rogers, published by  George Virtue, after  J. Haslock - NPG D31693

William Carr Beresford, Viscount Beresford

by John Rogers, published by George Virtue, after J. Haslock
stipple engraving, 1836-1846
NPG D31693

William Carr Beresford, Viscount Beresford, by John Rogers, published by  George Virtue, after  J. Haslock - NPG D31694

William Carr Beresford, Viscount Beresford

by John Rogers, published by George Virtue, after J. Haslock
stipple engraving, 1836-1846
NPG D31694

William Carr Beresford, Viscount Beresford, by John Rogers, published by  George Virtue, after  J. Haslock - NPG D31695

William Carr Beresford, Viscount Beresford

by John Rogers, published by George Virtue, after J. Haslock
stipple engraving, 1836-1846
NPG D31695

William Carr Beresford, Viscount Beresford, by George Thomas Payne, after  Reuben Thomas William Sayers - NPG D31696

William Carr Beresford, Viscount Beresford

by George Thomas Payne, after Reuben Thomas William Sayers
mezzotint, published 1850
NPG D31696

William Carr Beresford, Viscount Beresford, by George Thomas Payne, after  Reuben Thomas William Sayers - NPG D31697

William Carr Beresford, Viscount Beresford

by George Thomas Payne, after Reuben Thomas William Sayers
mezzotint, published 1850
NPG D31697

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