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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.
oil on canvas
53.5 x 43 cm
Bequeathed by W. D. Mackenzie, 1950
National Portrait Gallery, London
St Martin’s Place, London, Greater London WC2H 0HE EnglandView venue
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