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Richard Colley Wellesley, Marquess Wellesley (1760-1842), Politician and Governor-General of India; brother of Wellington

Sitter associated with 18 portraits
Brother of the Duke of Wellington, Richard Colley Wellesley played a vital role in the consolidation of British rule in India during the Regency. In 1793 he became a commissioner of the Board of Control for India, and in 1797 was appointed Governor-General. Wellesley pursued an aggressive policy of expansion, partly in order to reduce the French presence. He also sought to establish an Indian civil service college in Calcutta, but the scheme was rejected. In 1802 he refused to implement the British government's order to restore Indian territories to France and was recalled under threat of impeachment in 1805. He was later a Foreign Secretary and served twice as Viceroy of Ireland.

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Richard Colley Wellesley, Marquess Wellesley

by Ozias Humphry
pencil, chalk and watercolour, 1783
NPG 5894

745

The House of Commons 1793-94

by Karl Anton Hickel
oil on canvas, 1793-1795
On display at Palace of Westminster, London
NPG 745

847

Richard Colley Wellesley, Marquess Wellesley

by John Philip ('Pope') Davis
watercolour, circa 1815
NPG 847

846

Richard Colley Wellesley, Marquess Wellesley

by John Philip ('Pope') Davis
oil on canvas, circa 1835-1860
NPG 846

D17412

Richard Colley Wellesley, Marquess Wellesley as a boy

by Henry Bone, after Richard Crosse
pen and ink, (1767)
NPG D17412

D13065

'The installation-supper, as given at the Pantheon, by the Knights of the Bath on the 26th of May, 1788

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 4 June 1788
NPG D13065

D37638

Richard Colley Wellesley, Marquess Wellesley

by Frederick Christian Lewis Sr, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
stipple engraving, (circa 1811)
NPG D37638

D37636

Richard Colley Wellesley, Marquess Wellesley

by Charles Turner, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
mezzotint, published 1815
NPG D37636

D37637

Richard Colley Wellesley, Marquess Wellesley

by Henry Meyer, after Andrew Robertson
stipple engraving, published 1827
NPG D37637

D41224

A Political Concatination [Concatenation]

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 16 December 1833
NPG D41224

D41226

An Irish Fair-weather House (John Doyle; Alfred Ducôte; Thomas McLean; Henry William Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey)

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 16 December 1833
NPG D41226

D10714

The Reform Bill Receiving the King's Assent by Royal Commission, 7 June 1832

by William Walker, by Samuel William Reynolds Jr, after Samuel William Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1836
NPG D10714

D21599

Richard Colley Wellesley, Marquess Wellesley

by G. Adcock, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
stipple engraving, 1839
NPG D21599

D37639

Richard Colley Wellesley, Marquess Wellesley

by John Taylor ('J.T.') Wedgwood, and by F.F. Walker, printed by S.H. Hawkins, after Henry Weekes
engraving, (1845)
NPG D37639

D7595

Richard Colley Wellesley, Marquess Wellesley when 2nd Earl of Mornington

by Sir Emery Walker, after Richard Cosway
photogravure, late 19th-early 20th century (1783)
NPG D7595

D15206

Lady Mornington; 1st Duke of Wellington; Marquess Wellesley; 3rd Lord Monington

by Thomas Hodgetts, published by Welch & Gwynne, after Priscilla Anne Fane (née Wellesley-Pole), Countess of Westmorland
mezzotint, published 1 January 1839
NPG D15206