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Tallis portrait. Duke of Wellington, Arthur Wellesley. Engraving c1854

Tallis portrait. Duke of Wellington, Arthur Wellesley. Engraving c1854

by Tallis & Company, John

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington KG, GCB, GCH, PC, FRS (1769-1852). A colonel by the age of 27. Wellesley saw action in the Netherlands and in India, where he fought in the Fourth Anglo-Mysore War at the Battle of Seringapatam. He was appointed governor of Seringapatam and Mysore in 1799, and as a newly appointed major-general won a decisive victory over the Maratha Confederacy at the Battle of Assaye in 1803.

A general during the Peninsular campaign of the Napoleonic Wars, Wellesley became field marshal after leading the allied forces to victory against the French at the Battle of Vitoria in 1813. He is best remembered for commanding the allied army when Napoleon was defeated at the Battle of Waterloo.

Original fine steel engraving with elaborate engraved borders, engraved by H.T. Ryall from the original painted by Sir Thomas Lawrence, P.R.A. in the possession of Mr Harding. The figure from a picture by W. Evans Esquire. Published circa 1854 by John Tallis & Company, London & New York.

Page measures 27 x 18cm (10.5 x 7 inches). Engraved portrait within the decorative border measures 125 x 100mm (5 x 4 inches). Very slight soiling to the edges of this page.

Stock Number: apPor.Tal5Price: $66.00

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