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Henry William Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey

5 of 25 portraits of Henry William Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey

Henry William Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey

by William Salter
oil on canvas, 1834-1840
21 in. x 17 in. (533 mm x 432 mm)
Bequeathed by W.D. Mackenzie, 1950
Primary Collection
NPG 3693

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  • William Salter (1804-1875), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 93 portraits.

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Anglesey, a field marshal, was a cavalry leader and Wellington's second-in-command at Waterloo. Admired as one of the handsomest men of his time, he lost a leg in combat, and later called his memoirs One-Leg. In this portrait painted long after the Napoleonic Wars, William Salter depicts Anglesey in his Hussar's uniform holding his bell-topped beaver shako with white and red plumes. He wears his Waterloo medal and his Military Crosses of St George of Russia and Maria Theresa of Austria. The portrait is one of the oil studies made by Salter in preparation for his large-scale composition The Waterloo Banquet which depicts the military leaders of the Napoleonic Wars commemorating the victory at an annual celebration.

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  • Foister, Susan, Cardinal Newman 1801-90, 1990 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 2 March - 20 May 1990), p. 22