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Thomas Heaphy

(1775-1835), Painter

Sitter in 2 portraits
Artist associated with 47 portraits
Heaphy was apprenticed to the engraver R.M. Meadows, and in his spare time attended a drawing school in Bloomsbury. He first exhibited portraits at the Royal Academy in 1797 then spent a few years working in watercolour before returning to portrait painting. He painted Princess Charlotte and Prince Leopold and was appointed portrait painter to the Princess of Wales. The Duke of Wellington invited Heaphy to accompany the British army through the Peninsular campaign. He painted portraits, and on his return he produced his most important work, a large watercolour of the Duke of Wellington giving orders to his staff before a battle, which included portraits of about fifty officers.

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Sir John Fox Burgoyne, 1st Bt, by Thomas Heaphy - NPG 1914(5)

Sir John Fox Burgoyne, 1st Bt

by Thomas Heaphy
pencil and watercolour, circa 1813
NPG 1914(5)

Don Pablo Morillo, Comte de Cartagena, by Thomas Heaphy - NPG 1914(23)

Don Pablo Morillo, Comte de Cartagena

by Thomas Heaphy
pencil and watercolour, circa 1813-1814
NPG 1914(23)

Sir James McGrigor, 1st Bt, by Thomas Heaphy - NPG 1914(8)

Sir James McGrigor, 1st Bt

by Thomas Heaphy
watercolour and pencil, 1813-1814
NPG 1914(8)

Sir George Murray, by Thomas Heaphy - NPG 4319

Sir George Murray

by Thomas Heaphy
pencil and watercolour, circa 1813
NPG 4319

Robert Ross, by Thomas Heaphy - NPG 1914(13)

Robert Ross

by Thomas Heaphy
watercolour and pencil, 1813-1814
NPG 1914(13)


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