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Sir James Kempt (1764-1854), Governor-General of Canada

Sitter in 8 portraits
A commander in the Peninsular Wars (1808-14), in 1819 Sir James Kempt was appointed Governor of Nova Scotia in Canada. He held the post until 1828 when he was promoted to Governor-General of Canada, where he stayed for two years. Following the division of Quebec into British and French territories in 1791, Canada was a hotbed of national tension and economic and political discontent. At the end of his term, Kempt's conduct was commended in Parliament by the Prime Minister, Wellington.

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Sir James Kempt

by William Salter
oil on canvas, 1834-1840
NPG 3728


The Death of Gen: Sir Ralph Abercrombie

by Giovanni Vendramini, printed by J. Matthews, published by John Peter Thompson, after Sir Robert Ker Porter
stipple engraving, published 4 June 1804
NPG D13764


Descriptive Sketch of the Print of the Death of Gen: Sir Ralph Abercrombie

published by John Peter Thompson, after Sir Robert Ker Porter
etching, published 1804
NPG D13765


Key to The Death of Sir Ralph Abercromby

after Thomas Stothard
etching, 1805 or after
NPG D7544


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


The Death of General Sir Ralph Abercromby, K.B.

by Francis Legat, after Thomas Stothard
line engraving, published 1805 (reissued 1828)
NPG D11101


Sir James Kempt

by Samuel Bellin, printed by Brooker & Harrison, published by Welch & Gwynne, after Robert McInnes
mezzotint, published 1 April 1841
NPG D36830


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