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Sir Francis Chantrey (1781-1841)

Robert Stewart, Viscount Castlereagh, later 2nd Marquess of Londonderry (1769-1822) 1828

RCIN 35411

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Like the bust of Wellington shown nearby, this portrait was intended for George’s new gallery or corridor at Windsor. Castlereagh had been foreign secretary during the Regency and was considered instrumental in the leadership of the alliance which defeated Napoleon in 1815.

Commissioned in 1828