Charles Stewart, 3rd Marquess of Londonderry
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.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1769 - 1830
Full title
Portrait of Lieutenant General the Hon. Charles Stewart, later 3rd Marquess of Londonderry (1778-1854)
Date made
1814
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
129 × 103 cm
Acquisition credit
On loan from the executors of the late 9th Marquess of Londonderry
Inventory number
L1163
Location in Gallery