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Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

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Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey, 1822 - NPG 316a(129) - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
pencil, 1822
19 in. x 13 in. (480 mm x 329 mm)
Given by Mrs George Jones, 1871
Primary Collection
NPG 316a(129)


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One of the fourteen drawings in the Gallery's collection by Chantrey for busts and statues of Wellington. They are probably copies from the camera lucida originals, and show the sitter, somewhat enobled in the transition to marble, with merciless accuracy.

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  • Walker, Richard, Regency Portraits, 1985, p. 528

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