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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Richard Colley Wellesley, Marquess Wellesley (1760-1842), Politician and Governor-General of India; brother of Wellington

Portraits in Regency Portraits Catalogue | Other NPG portraits

The House of Commons 1793-94

by Karl Anton Hickel
1793-1795
NPG 745

Richard Colley Wellesley, Marquess Wellesley

by John Bacon the Younger
circa 1808
NPG 992

Richard Colley Wellesley, Marquess Wellesley

by John Philip Davis ('Pope' Davis)
circa 1815
NPG 847

Richard Colley Wellesley, Marquess Wellesley

by John Philip Davis ('Pope' Davis)
circa 1835-1860
NPG 846

All known portraits

Visit From Your Armchair

Self-portrait as My Father from the series Encounter  by Silvia Rosi © Silvia Rosi

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize

An online exhibition celebrating the very best in contemporary portrait photography.

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Hold Still

Hold Still

Explore our community photography project, which presents a personal record of the UK during lockdown.

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Margaret Thatcher by Spitting Images Productions Ltd painted plastic, 1985

Sculptures in 360°

See sculptures and fascinating objects from our Collection from all angles.

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David Hockney: Drawing from Life

Watch highlights from our special exhibition, which had to close early in March 2020 due to lockdown.

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