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.
1769 - 1830
Portrait of Lieutenant General the Hon. Charles Stewart, later 3rd Marquess of Londonderry (1778-1854)
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
129 × 103 cm
On loan from The Londonderry Trustees
Location in Gallery