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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sir Henry Montgomery Lawrence (1806-1857), General in the East India Company

Soldier and administrator; brother of Lord Lawrence; joined Bengal artillery, 1822; served in various campaigns in India; resident in Nepal, 1843-6; resident in Lahore, 1847; agent to the governor-general in the Punjab, and later in Rajpootana; chief commissioner in Oudh, 1856; killed while successfully defending Lucknow during the Indian mutiny.


This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Ormond, Early Victorian Portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1973, 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.