Charles Turner after Juan Bauzil.
Field Marshall The Duke of Wellington.
16 x 22 inches
It is hard to know where to begin with this man who has become a behemoth of British history. Pictured soon after the end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1814, Wellington is celebrated as a national hero in one of his more unusual portraits. Only two years later at the age of 47, when the print was finally engraved, he had secured a further decisive victory over his nemesis Napoleon Bonaparte at The Battle of Waterloo. As a military strategist and commander in the field he had no rivals and in bringing about an end to the scourge of a French invasion he was met with universal acclaim. Wearing a simple velvet coat and scarf around his waist the only military reference here is the sword he holds. As a study it poignantly represents a transition from the stellar military achievements that he was leaving behind to the distinguished political career that lay ahead£1500