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Wellington Portrayed
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Wellington Portrayed
by Wellesley, Charles

Since the 1930s, many new images have been found and a considerable amount of new information has come to light. Wellington was probably the most painted and sculpted individual in British History: The National Portrait Gallery alone holds 339 images of Wellington versus 84 for Nelson, 85 for Marlborough, 90 for Henry VIII and 125 for Elizabeth I. The book opens with an essay by David Cannadine on the historical background, and continues with a copiously-illustrated narrative of Wellington's life by Charles Wellesley, Marquess of Douro, explaining the Duke's attitude to sitting for his portrait, with notes on the painters, sculptors and caricaturists who captured the distinctive face and features which became so widely known.

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Publication date: 07 Oct 2014

ISBN: URN:ISBN:9781910065129

OPAC reference: KOHA-OAI-BCP:691

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