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Sir Charles James Napier (1782-1853), Army officer and Conqueror of Sind

Sitter associated with 11 portraits
Won a reputation as a fierce and indomitable soldier in the Napoleonic war; accepted Indian commission, 1841, and after several hard-fought battles conquered Sind, 1843. Napier subdued the northern hill tribes, 1844-5, and began preparations for the first Sikh war; recalled in 1849 during second Sikh war but arrived too late to take part.

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Sir Charles James Napier

by Edwin Williams
oil on canvas, 1849
NPG 1369


Sir Charles James Napier

by George Gammon Adams
plaster cast of bust, 1853
On display in Room 21 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1198


Sir Charles James Napier

printed by Henry Lenthall, after William Edward Kilburn
albumen carte-de-visite, 1864-1877 (1853 or before)
NPG Ax17787


Sir Charles James Napier

by Richard James Lane, after Comte Hippolyte Caïs de Pierlas
lithograph, 1849 (1843)
NPG D21721


Sir Charles James Napier

by Richard James Lane, after Comte Hippolyte Caïs de Pierlas
lithograph, 1849 (1843)
NPG D22260


The Funeral Procession of Arthur, Duke of Wellington

by Samuel Henry Gordon Alken, and by George Augustus Sala, published by Ackermann & Co
hand coloured etching and aquatint, 1 March 1853
NPG D42981


Sir Charles James Napier

by Joseph John Skelton, after William Edward Kilburn
stipple and line engraving, 1849
NPG D38462


Sir Charles James Napier

published by John Murray, after William Henry Egleton
stipple engraving, published 1857 (1798)
NPG D38461


Sir Charles James Napier

by William Henry Egleton, published by John Murray, after George Gammon Adams
stipple engraving, 1857
NPG D38463


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