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Portrait of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington KG PM (1769-1852) 1830s

John Richard Wildman 

Portrait of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington KG PM  (1769-1852), John Richard Wildman
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Oil and Canvas
19th Century
30 x 25 inches 76.2 x 63.5 cm
 
Provenance:
Sir R V Sutton Bt.
Literature:
R. Walker, Regency Portraits, London 1985 p.540
Exhibited:
engraved; Mezzotint by J Portrt pub 1841
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This portrait shows the Duke of Wellington in later years when he was more accustomed to command in Parliament than on the battlefield. It depicts the full run of honours he received for his defence of Europe against Napoleon, including the Order of the Garter and the Order of the Golden Fleece.
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