Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852)

John Francis (1780-1861)

1852

Marble

31"

© National Portrait Gallery, London; NPG 218

Purchased 1866

Executed in the year of his death, this is one of very many likenesses of the great man, on this occasion wearing robes rather than military uniform, and with only one of the many decorations that he was entitled to wear.

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