Richard Dighton - D4721

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington ('The Master General of the Ordinance')
by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
published August 1818
NPG D4721

Portraits in Profile: the Dighton Family

Richard Dighton 1796?-1880

NPG D4721
'The Master General of the Ordinance', Arthur Wellesley,
1st Duke of Wellington
(1769-1852), published 1819

Soldier and statesman; created Duke of Wellington, 1814; victor of Waterloo, 1815; Prime Minister, 1828-30 and 1834.

After the withdrawal of the Allied army from France in 1818, Wellington returned to England. On 26 December he was appointed Master General of the Ordnance, a position which carried a seat in Lord Liverpool's Tory cabinet. He is depicted wearing the Waterloo medal and the Star of the Order of the Bath.

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