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Henry Hardinge, 1st Viscount Hardinge of Lahore

15 of 93 portraits by William Salter

Henry Hardinge, 1st Viscount Hardinge of Lahore, by William Salter, circa 1834-1840 -NPG 3721 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Henry Hardinge, 1st Viscount Hardinge of Lahore

by William Salter
circa 1834-1840
21 in. x 17 in. (535 mm x 430 mm)
NPG 3721

This portraitback to top

This is one of several studies in the NPG for Salter's large picture of the 'Waterloo Banquet at Apsley House', now in the collection of the Duke of Wellington; the group portrait was engraved by W. Greatbach, published F. G. Moon, 1846 (example in NPG). Hardinge is wearing the uniform of a major-general.

Physical descriptionback to top

Healthy complexion, bluish eyes, greying brown hair. Dressed in a red uniform, with gold-braided collar, epaulettes and cuffs, multi-coloured medals and orders, gilt sword-belt and sword-hilt, black trousers with gold stripe, holding a black hat with gold decorations and white feathers. Background landscape colour, various tones of dark brown and green.

Provenanceback to top

By descent to W. D. Mackenzie, who also owned the group picture, and bequeathed by him, 1929.

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.

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