Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

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Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, by Thomas Heaphy, 1813 - NPG 1914(18) - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

by Thomas Heaphy
watercolour, 1813
7 1/2 in. x 6 3/8 in. (190 mm x 161 mm)
Purchased, 1921
Primary Collection
NPG 1914(18)


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  • Thomas Heaphy (1775-1835). Artist associated with 47 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.

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Machine breaking Luddite Riots end with seventeen executions in York. Radical John Cartwright's subsequent tour of the manufacturing districts has some success in quelling Luddite discontent with the foundation of the Hampden reform club network across the country. East India Company is deprived of monopoly over trade with India.

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Victorious Battle of St Pierre near Bayonne led by General Rowland Hill. Battle of Leipzig ends in defeat for Napoleon. Wellington's victory at Vittoria leads to British invasion of Southern France. Americans capture and burn Toronto, defeat British in Battle of Lake Erie and recapture Detroit.

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