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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
pencil and watercolour, circa 1813
On display in Room 34 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1914(5)


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
albumen print, 3 October 1860
NPG Ax50777


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
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
line and stipple engraving, published 8 August 1822
On display in Room 34 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG D42614


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 D.J. Pound, after John Jabez Edwin Mayall
steel engraving, published 1859
NPG D32417


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