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William Carr Beresford, Viscount Beresford

Photo credit: National Portrait Gallery, London

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General; he served under Wellington in the Peninsula where he was responsible for reorganising the Portuguese as an effective fighting force. 'A low-looking ruffian with damned bad manners' according to Creevey; 'the ablest man in the army', claimed Wellington.

National Portrait Gallery, London


  • Date


  • Medium

    oil on paper

  • Measurements

    12.4 x 10.5 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    Given by Rev. Francis Warre, 1898


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