Sir Robert Dick

William Salter


Oil on canvas

21 in. x 17 in. (535 mm x 430 mm)

National Portrait Gallery

Salter was most famous for his depiction of the "Waterloo Banquet" of 1836. The banquet was held on 18th June each year (the anniversary of Wellington's greatest victory) at the Duke's London residence, Apsley House. In 1836 King William IV attended the banquet along with over 80 senior veterans of the battle. Salter produced 81 individual oil-on-canvas studies for the large group painting. This portrait of Sir Robert Dick is one of these studies.

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Reproduced by courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery