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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sir William Francis Patrick Napier (1785-1860), General and historian

General and historian; served in Peninsula and France, 1808-15 ; wrote his successful and often translated History of the Peninsular War, 1828-40; lieutenant-governor of Guernsey, 1842-7; general, 1859; a keen controversialist and amateur artist; published several works of military history.

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.