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Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830)

Henry, 3rd Earl Bathurst (1762-1834) 1818-23

Oil on canvas | 131.8 x 105.9 cm (support, canvas/panel/str external) | RCIN 404938

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The Earl of Bathurst was Secretary of State for War from 1812 and played an important role in the Peninsular War. His private secretary described him as ‘nervous and reserved, with a good deal of humour, and habitually a jester’.