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Peninsular and Waterloo officers: watercolour drawings by Thomas Heaphy, 1813-14


32 Portraits in set

A series of whole-length portraits of officers realised in southern France and Spain over a period of 18 months during the Peninsular War. They have bodies and legs outlined in pencil with the heads painted in watercolour, and were studies for a group portrait The Duke of Wellington in Consultation with his Officers previous to a General Engagement (present whereabouts unknown). It was possibly at Wellington's invitation that the artist joined the cavalry staff to make these studies.

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Sir John Fox Burgoyne, 1st Bt, by Thomas Heaphy - NPG 1914(5)

Sir John Fox Burgoyne, 1st Bt

by Thomas Heaphy
pencil and watercolour, circa 1813
NPG 1914(5)

Don Pablo Morillo, Comte de Cartagena, by Thomas Heaphy - NPG 1914(23)

Don Pablo Morillo, Comte de Cartagena

by Thomas Heaphy
pencil and watercolour, circa 1813-1814
NPG 1914(23)

Sir James McGrigor, 1st Bt, by Thomas Heaphy - NPG 1914(8)

Sir James McGrigor, 1st Bt

by Thomas Heaphy
watercolour and pencil, 1813-1814
NPG 1914(8)

Robert Ross, by Thomas Heaphy - NPG 1914(13)

Robert Ross

by Thomas Heaphy
watercolour and pencil, 1813-1814
NPG 1914(13)