National Portrait Gallery Wellington exhibition
The show explores the Duke’s long and illustrious career, from highly decorated military service to politics and his private life. Triumphs, Politics and Passions investigates how contemporary 19th century art played a part in celebrating Wellington’s military success and paved the way for him to become a lasting significant figure in British history.
National Portrait Gallery Wellington highlights
Look out for the famous Thomas Lawrence painting of Wellington created shortly after the Battle of Waterloo and early photography by Antoine Claudet. You’ll also want to spend time with the Francisco Goya portrait, begun in 1812 and later modified to include the Duke’s later awards. And of course the longest portrait in the National Portrait Gallery collection is also making an appearance, an enormous 67 foot view of the Duke of Wellington's Funeral (1853) by Samuel Henry Gordon Alken and George Augustus Sala.
|What||Wellington: Triumphs, Politics and Passions, National Portrait Gallery|
National Portrait Gallery
St Martin's Place, London, WC2H 0HE | MAP
|Nearest tube||Charing Cross (underground)|
12 Mar 15 – 07 Jun 15, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
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