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Field Marshall the Duke of Wellington KG &c &c Giving Orders to his Generals Previous to a General Action

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Field Marshall the Duke of Wellington KG &c &c Giving Orders to his Generals Previous to a General Action, by, published by and after Anker Smith, by  Thomas Heaphy, published by  Rudolph Ackermann, published 8 August 1822 - NPG D42614 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Field Marshall the Duke of Wellington KG &c &c Giving Orders to his Generals Previous to a General Action

by, published by and after Anker Smith, by Thomas Heaphy, published by Rudolph Ackermann
line and stipple engraving, published 8 August 1822
26 1/4 in. x 35 7/8 in. (666 mm x 911 mm) plate size; 28 3/8 in. x 40 1/4 in. (720 mm x 1023 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1925
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NPG D42614


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  • Rudolph Ackermann (1764-1834), Publisher. Artist associated with 51 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Thomas Heaphy (1775-1835). Artist associated with 47 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
  • Anker Smith (1759-1819), Printmaker and miniature painter. Artist associated with 11 portraits.

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Lord Castlereagh (the Marquis of Londonderry) commits suicide after a blackmail campaign against him. Tory cabinet joined by liberals George Canning and Robert Peel. Canning is appointed Foreign Secretary.

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John Nash completes the remodelling of the King's villa, the Brighton Pavilion and begins plans for the new layout of Regent Street and Regent's Park. The Caledonian Canal opens to link eastern to western Scotland. The Sunday Times is founded.

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David Wilkie exhibits celebrated Chelsea Pensioners at the Royal Academy to commemorate the Battle of Waterloo. It proves so popular a rail has to be erected to protect it. First major failure of the potato crop in Ireland. A large-scale public works programme is implemented to provide employment.

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