Richard Colley Wellesley, Marquess Wellesley(1760-1842), Politician and Governor-General of India; brother of Wellington
Sitter associated with 19 portraits
Brother of the Duke of Wellington, Richard Colley Wellesley played a vital role in the consolidation of British rule in India during the Regency. In 1793 he became a commissioner of the Board of Control for India, and in 1797 was appointed Governor-General. Wellesley pursued an aggressive policy of expansion, partly in order to reduce the French presence. He also sought to establish an Indian civil service college in Calcutta, but the scheme was rejected. In 1802 he refused to implement the British government's order to restore Indian territories to France and was recalled under threat of impeachment in 1805. He was later a Foreign Secretary and served twice as Viceroy of Ireland.
by Henry Bone, after Richard Crosse
pen and ink, (1767)
by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 4 June 1788
by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 16 December 1833
by William Walker, by Samuel William Reynolds Jr, after Samuel William Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1836
by Thomas Hodgetts, published by Welch & Gwynne, after Priscilla Anne Fane (née Wellesley-Pole), Countess of Westmorland
mezzotint, published 1 January 1839
by Sir Emery Walker, after Richard Cosway
photogravure, late 19th-early 20th century (1783)
- Mary Sarah (née Wellesley), Countess Cadogan (niece)
- Henry Richard Charles Wellesley, 1st Earl Cowley (nephew)
- Hyacinthe Mary Littleton (née Wellesley), Lady Hatherton (daughter)
- Edward Johnstone (son)
- Anne Wellesley (née Hill), Countess of Mornington (mother)
- William Wellesley-Pole, 3rd Earl of Mornington (brother)
- William Pole-Tylney-Long-Wellesley, 4th Earl of Mornington (nephew)
- Richard Colley Wesley (Wellesley), 1st Baron Mornington (grandfather)
- Marianne Wellesley (née Caton), Marchioness Wellesley (wife)
- Hon. Gerald Valerian Wellesley (nephew)
- Henry Wellesley (son)
- Richard Wellesley (son)
- Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (brother)
- Priscilla Anne Fane (née Wellesley-Pole), Countess of Westmorland (niece)
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