8 - 9 September 2004
Henry Perronet Briggs, R.A. (British, 1791/2-1844)
Portrait of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852), three-quarter length, standing, wearing a coat with the order of the Golden Fleece and the Waterloo medal
oil on canvas
44 x 34 in. (111.7 x 86.4 cm.)
with Historical Portraits, London, 2001.
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The present picture is a version of the larger Portrait of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington commissioned by Winthrop Praed, the sitter's general secretary circa 1837. That picture was sold at Sotheby's London, 12 June 2003, lot 76.
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