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Lieutenant-General (later General Sir) Robert Brownrigg (1759–1833)

Photo credit: National Army Museum

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Robert Brownrigg (1759–1833) was commissioned an ensign in the 14th Regiment of Foot in 1775. By 1793 he had reached the rank of lieutenant-colonel in the 88th Regiment of Foot (Connaught Rangers). During the campaign in the Netherlands (1793), Brownrigg became the special protégé of the Duke of York and in 1795 he was appointed the Duke’s military secretary. Brownrigg served as Quartermaster-General in the disastrous Walcheren Expedition of 1809.

National Army Museum





oil on canvas


H 76.4 x W 64.5 cm

Accession number

NAM. 1966-07-23

Acquisition method

gift from Sir Nicholas Brownrigg, 1966

Work type



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