[Marquess of] Anglesey [facsimile signature.]
London, Published by J. Mitchell, Royal Library, 33, Old Bond St. C. Graf, Lith. to Her Majesty.
Lithograph on india paper, india 220 x 320mm. 8¾ x 12½". Margins trimmed.
Equestrian portrait of Henry William Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey (1768 - 1854), Field Marshal and Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland. As Lord Paget, Anglesey served with great distinction as cavalry commander under Sir John Moore during the retreat to Corunna in 1809, the 'Dunkirk' of the Peninsular war. He was prevented from serving under Wellington in the Peninsula by a scandal: he ran off with Wellington's brother Henry's wife Lady Charlotte Wellesley. Wellington, though, was happy to accept him as a subordinate for the Waterloo campaign, crushing a colleague who reminded him of Anglesey's reputation with: 'I'll take good care he don't run away with me: I don't care about anyone else.' From a series of portraits by Count Alfred Guillaume Gabriel d'Orsay (1801 - 1852), Paris-born artist and gentleman of fashion. His profile sketches of his contemporaries, to the number of 125, include among them nearly all the literary, artistic, and fashionable celebrities of that time.
Not in O'Donoghue.
[Ref: 21937] £60.00