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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Henry William Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey (1768-1854), Field Marshal and Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland

Field Marshal; cavalry leader and Wellington's second-in-command at Waterloo.

’J'ai toujours supposé que Lord Paget était le plus beau garçon d'Angleterre …' (General Junot at 1808).

'Lord Anglesey who lost a leg at Waterloo, a tall well-made man; wild, martial face, high forehead, with a large hawk's nose which makes a deep angle where it joins the forehead. A great deal of ease in his manner' (Baron Stockmar's Diary, 1816).

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Anglesey 1961
Marquess of Anglesey, One-Leg, 1961, p 96 and copiously illustrated throughout.

Cavalry Journal, XIII, October 1923.

This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Walker, Regency Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, 1985, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.