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On loan from the executors of the late 9th Marquess of Londonderry, © Executors of the late 9th Marquess of Londonderry

Lawrence vividly evokes his subject's service as a cavalry officer in Spain fighting Napoleon's troops. The gold trimming of his Hussar's uniform gleams against the dark, smoky sky. Stewart's alert glance and his pose suggest both readiness for battle and a casual bravura.

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