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Richard Hussey Vivian, 1st Baron Vivian (1775-1842), Lieutenant-General

Sitter in 5 portraits
Vivian entered the army in 1793, and less than a year later became a captain in the 28th Foot Regiment. He served in the 1794 campaigns in Flanders and the Netherlands. In 1804, he was made Lieutenant-Colonel in command of the 7th Regiment, with whom he served in the Peninsular War between 1808 and 1813. He saw active service in the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, which earned him the thanks of both houses of Parliament, and many honours. Vivian sat as an MP from 1821 until 1831, after which he was made Commander of the forces in Ireland.

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The House of Commons, 1833

by Sir George Hayter
oil on canvas, 1833-1843
On display in Room 20 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 54

D41431

An Extraordinary Likeness

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 21 August 1837
NPG D41431

D41461

A Dis-Orderly

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 15 March 1838
NPG D41461

D7541

Richard Hussey Vivian, 1st Baron Vivian when Sir Richard Hussey Vivian, Bt

by Joseph Brown, after Sir Martin Archer Shee
stipple engraving, published 1840
NPG D7541