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Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Anne Wellesley (née Hill), Countess of Mornington (1742-1831), Wife of 1st Earl of Mornington; mother of 1st Duke of Wellington

1760
Pastel by Robert Healy, oval whole length, feeding peacocks. Stratfield Saye. Exhibited Irish Portraits, NPG, 1969 (73).

c.1760
Pastel by Robert Healy, half length. Stratfield Saye.

c.1781
Pastel by John Russell, half length, wearing white 16th-century ‘deuil blanc’. Badminton. Probably correctly identified.

1813
Painting by William Owen, three-quarter length seated. Stratfield Saye (illus. Apollo, CII, 1975, p 24). Version formerly at Chequers.

c.1820
Miniature by George Chinnery, half length. National Gallery of Ireland (2685).

Watercolour attributed to S. J. Rochard, seated at table. Stratfield Saye (illus. C. Hibbert, Wellington, 1997, f.p.112).

Drawing by Thomas Lawrence, see NPG 2665.

1838
Painting by Priscilla, Lady Burghersh [daughter of the 3rd Earl Mornington], whole-length seated, holding the London Gazette with the news of Waterloo. Apsley House. Exhibited Second special exhibition of National Portraits (William and Mary to MDCCC), South Kensington, 1867 (823) lent by the Countess Dowager of Westmorland. Engraved T. Hodgetts 1839.

An undated miniature by Henry Edridge, exhibited RA1879 (6p), Burlington Fine Arts Club, 1889 (XVII 1), Royal House of Guelph, New Gallery, London, 1891 (1026), lent J. Whitehead. An unidentified portrait exhibited Arts, Industries & Manufactures, Dublin 1872 (National Portrait Gallery 343) lent Rev G. H. Reade.

Doubtful Portraits
Miniature by Andrew Plimer (illus. Connoisseur, LI, 1918, p 68), half length wearing white, exhibited Second special exhibition of National Portraits (William and Mary to MDCCC), South Kensington, 1867 (435) lent by the Duke of Wellington; wash drawing, half length, a winged putto at her side (Stratfield Saye).



This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Ingamells, National Portrait Gallery: Mid-Georgian Portraits 1760-1790, National Portrait Gallery, 2004, 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.