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John Byng, 1st Earl of Strafford

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Byng entered the Army in 1793 and fought under Colonel Arthur Wellesley (later Duke of Wellington) in Flanders from 1793 until 1795. In 1811, he was promoted to a Brigadier-General and fought in the Peninsular War in battles in Spain and southern France. He also took part in the Battle of Waterloo and headed the advance on Paris. Byng was appointed Commander-in-Chief, Ireland in 1828, and was admitted to the Privy Council of Ireland the same year.

National Portrait Gallery, London

London

  • Date

    1834–1840

  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    53.5 x 43 cm

  • Accession number

    3757

  • Acquisition method

    Bequeathed by W. D. Mackenzie, 1950

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