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Possibly Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

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Possibly Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, by Sir George Hayter, circa 1820 -NPG 2662(25) - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Possibly Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

by Sir George Hayter
circa 1820
5 1/4 in. x 7 3/4 in. (133 mm x 200 mm)
NPG 2662(25)

Inscriptionback to top

Numbered 22 and annotated in pencil: all the line of shadow from the gallery on the bcd [background] wall very soft/the three divisions in the middle spaces all longer/all the lights on the Brass brighter than anything.

This portraitback to top

As with NPG 1695(a-x), the drawings [NPG 2662(1-38)] were made in the House of Lords during the trial of the Queen.

Physical descriptionback to top

Head in profile to left over gallery rails.

Provenanceback to top

Uncertain until collected by Arnett Hibbert and bought from his daughter-in-law, Violetta Hibbert, 1934 (for £5).

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.

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