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Henry William Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey

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Henry William Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey, by Henry Edridge, 1808 - NPG 313 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Henry William Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey

by Henry Edridge
pencil and watercolour, 1808
18 1/2 in. x 13 1/2 in. (470 mm x 343 mm)
Purchased, 1870
Primary Collection
NPG 313


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  • Henry Edridge (1769-1821), Portrait painter and landscape draughtsman. Artist associated with 115 portraits.

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Anglesey was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Ireland in 1828 at the height of the turmoil created by the Radical leader Daniel O'Connell. Determined to act impartially, he soon came to the conclusion that some kind of reform was necessary. His relations with members of O'Connell's Catholic Association prompted the King's demand for his recall. This was hastened when a letter from Anglesey to the Catholic Archbishop of Armagh came to light, promising that religious concessions would be pursued as a matter of urgency. The day of Anglesey's departure was a day of mourning in Dublin. He returned to the post in 1830 but found himself at loggerheads with O'Connell, whose power and influence now rivalled his own. He returned to England in 1833.

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  • Rogers, Malcolm, Master Drawings from the National Portrait Gallery, 1993 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 5 August to 23 October 1994), p. 87
  • Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 13

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