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Sir Ronald Craufurd Ferguson

(1773-1841), General

Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter in 5 portraits
Ferguson entered the Army in 1790 before attending the Berlin Academy and studying the Prussian military. He was promoted to captain on his return to England in 1793 and was sent to Flanders on the outbreak of war with France. The following year Ferguson, still only twenty-one, was promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel and sent to India. He was among those who captured the Cape of Good Hope in 1795, after which he returned to India. Forced to return to England through ill health, Ferguson was elected as a Whig MP in 1806. He distinguished himself in Parliament by his radicalism, unusual for an Army officer. He last saw active service in the Peninsular War in 1809.

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Sir Ronald Craufurd Ferguson, possibly by William Ward, after  Unknown artist - NPG D1945

Sir Ronald Craufurd Ferguson

possibly by William Ward, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, early 19th century
NPG D1945

Sir Ronald Craufurd Ferguson, possibly by William Ward, after  Unknown artist - NPG D1946

Sir Ronald Craufurd Ferguson

possibly by William Ward, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, early 19th century
NPG D1946

Sir Ronald Craufurd Ferguson, by and published by Anthony Cardon, after  Richard Cosway - NPG D36693

Sir Ronald Craufurd Ferguson

by and published by Anthony Cardon, after Richard Cosway
stipple engraving, published 2 April 1810
NPG D36693


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