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Alfred, Count D'Orsay

Photo credit: National Portrait Gallery, London

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Alfred Guillaume Gabriel, Count D'Orsay was a French amateur artist, dandy, and man of fashion in the early to mid-nineteenth century. In 1830, D'Osay moved to London, where he worked as a sculptor and a painter, specialising in portraiture. In 1845, he painted a portrait of Wellington. His statuettes of Napoleon and Wellington were very popular, as were engravings of many of his portraits, including those of Queen Victoria, Lord Lyndhurst and Dwarkanath Tagore.

National Portrait Gallery, London


  • Date


  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    127.3 x 101.6 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    Purchased, 1975. On long-term loan to Bodelwyddan Castle, North Wales


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