Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

1 portrait on display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, by William Salter, 1839 - NPG 3766 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

by William Salter
oil on canvas, 1839
24 in. x 20 in. (610 mm x 507 mm)
Bequeathed by W.D. Mackenzie, 1950
Primary Collection
NPG 3766

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

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This is a sketch for Salter's large picture The Waterloo Banquet at Apsley House 1836, commemorating the annual banquet that Wellington hosted for the officers who served under him at Waterloo. In 1839, Wellington described his irritation at constant sittings for portraits. 'I am convinced that there is no Man existing... who has sacrificed... the best hour of his day, to the Artists to the same degree that I have.'

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