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Sir Thomas Lawrence, Charles Stewart, 3rd Marquess of Londonderry

Key facts
Full title Portrait of Lieutenant General the Hon. Charles Stewart, later 3rd Marquess of Londonderry (1778-1854)
Artist Sir Thomas Lawrence
Artist dates 1769 - 1830
Date made 1814
Medium and support Oil on canvas
Dimensions 129 × 103 cm
Acquisition credit On loan from The Londonderry Trustees
Inventory number L1163
Location Not on display
Image copyright On loan from The Londonderry Trustees, © Executors of the late 9th Marquess of Londonderry
Collection Main Collection
Charles Stewart, 3rd Marquess of Londonderry
Sir Thomas Lawrence

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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