Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852), Field Marshal and Prime Minister
Sitter associated with 339 portraits
A soldier and statesman, Wellington's early victories were in India and the Spanish Peninsula. In 1815, he was hailed as the man who finally achieved the peace of nations when he led the defeat of Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo. He later entered Parliament, where he was a bastion of ultra-Tory values against the forces of liberal change. He was Prime Minister between 1828 and 1830 and again in 1834.
by Robert Home
oil on canvas, 1804
On display at Schallaburg, Austria in the exhibition 'India of the Maharajas'
Apsley House, London
Duke of Wellington's Regimental Museum, Halifax
St Paul's Cathedral, London
Stratfield Saye House, Reading, Hampshire
Walmer Castle&Gardens, Kent
Armed Forces and Intelligence Services
Politics, Government and Diplomacy
British Prime Ministers
The Peninsular Wars and Waterloo portraits
The Raj and the Indian sub-continent