Henry William Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey

Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830)

In this full-length portrait, Henry Paget is shown in the uniform of the 7th Hussars.

Paget joined the army in 1794 and served with distinction at La Corũna, Spain, and again at Waterloo where he commanded the cavalry.

He was the eldest son of the Earl of Uxbridge and created Marquess of Anglesey after Waterloo.

He is perhaps the most famous amputee from Waterloo, surviving the ordeal of the amputation with the help of brandy, the only anaesthetic available.

This is a copy by Lawrence of the portrait exhibited at the RA in 1818, which now hangs at Plas Newydd, the Anglesey family seat.