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Sir John Fox Burgoyne, 1st Bt

(1782-1871), Military engineer

Sitter in 9 portraits
The illegitimate son of the similarly-named general who capitulated at Saratoga, New York State, in 1777, this Burgoyne was an officer in the Royal Engineers. As such, he strived to serve Wellington by supervising the building of fortifications, and the destruction of the enemy's. But as the siege and bloody storming of Badajoz, and the failure at Burgos proved (both 1812), there were too few engineers on the British side and very skilful ones on the French. Burgoyne had a long and distinguished career becoming inspector-general of fortifications 1845-68, during which time he served in the Crimean War.

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Sir John Fox Burgoyne, 1st Bt, by Thomas Heaphy - NPG 1914(5)

Sir John Fox Burgoyne, 1st Bt

by Thomas Heaphy
pencil and watercolour, circa 1813
NPG 1914(5)

Sir John Fox Burgoyne, 1st Bt, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG x38977

Sir John Fox Burgoyne, 1st Bt

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x38977

Sir John Fox Burgoyne, 1st Bt, by Camille Silvy - NPG Ax50777

Sir John Fox Burgoyne, 1st Bt

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, 3 October 1860
NPG Ax50777

Officers connected with the Crimean War, by Unknown photographer - NPG Ax137918

Officers connected with the Crimean War

by Unknown photographer
albumen print, 1860s
NPG Ax137918

Sir John Fox Burgoyne, 1st Bt, by Ernest Edwards, published by  Alfred William Bennett - NPG Ax14778

Sir John Fox Burgoyne, 1st Bt

by Ernest Edwards, published by Alfred William Bennett
albumen print, published 1865
NPG Ax14778

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
NPG D42614

Sir John Fox Burgoyne, 1st Bt, by John Samuelson Templeton, after  George Francis Mulvany - NPG D32418

Sir John Fox Burgoyne, 1st Bt

by John Samuelson Templeton, after George Francis Mulvany
lithograph, circa 1845
NPG D32418

Sir John Fox Burgoyne, 1st Bt, by Daniel John Pound, after  John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG D32417

Sir John Fox Burgoyne, 1st Bt

by Daniel John Pound, after John Jabez Edwin Mayall
steel engraving, published 1859
NPG D32417

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