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Field Marshal the Duke of Wellington, K.G.: P.15088-R

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Field Marshal the Duke of Wellington, K.G.


Printmaker: Taylor, William Dean
Publisher: Colnaghi
Painter: Lawrence, Thomas (After)




After the painting by Sir Thomas Lawrence (1820; exh. R.A. 1822, no. 134; sold Christie's, London, British Pictures 1500-1850, 22 November 2006, lot 32, from a private collection). Portrait of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, K.G., K.B., M.P. (1769-1852), standing, half-length, facing front, his right arm crossed in front towards his left arm. Wearing a military-style cloak around evening clothes of jacket, waistcoat and cravat with the insignia of the Order of the Golden Fleece on a ribbon around his neck.


History note: One of 'eight proof engravings' given in 1827/8. (See, Donor Index)

Legal notes

Given by Dominic Colnaghi, 1827 or 1828

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1827) by Colnaghi, Dominic


19th Century
Production date: AD 1827


Engraving and etching on chine collé, printed in black ink. Scratched letter proof with artists' names scratched onto the plate below the image to left and right: 'Painted by Sir T Lawrence PRA'; 'Eng.d by Wm Dean Taylor'. An alternative title to that published is scratched in uppercase open roman letters below: 'DUKE OF WELLINGTON'. Publication details scratched below at lower centre: 'London Published by Colnaghi, Son & Co, Pall Mall East / 1827'. Inscribed in graphite in the margins: 'N.1'; 'presented by Dominick Colnaghi Esq / 14 Pall Mall East'. Inscribed on the verso in graphite: 'India [India paper, i.e. chine collé], £3.3 [£3 and 3 shillings]'; '1' encircled. See BM for an impression of the published state (15 March, 1827) 1838,0425.236 and for a series of proofs. See BM also for William Dean Taylor's original squared-up drawing after the Lawrence portrait: BM 1859,0806.1237.

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Techniques used in production

Chine collé

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.15088-R
Primary reference Number: 240117
O'Donoghue: 81
Garlick (Lawrence): 805(e)
Chaloner Smith: undescribed
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Created: Thursday 9 January 2020 Updated: Wednesday 11 January 2023 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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