Vane. Londonderry [Charles William Vane-Stewart, 3rd Marquess of Londonderry in hussar's uniform on a rearing horse]
Equestrian portrait of Charles William Vane, 3rd Marquess of Londonderry (1778-1854), in hussar's uniform on a rearing horse; a battle is depcited taking place in the left background. Lettered underneath image: "Vane Londonderry". Born Charles William Stewart and raised to the peerage as Baron Stewart in 1814. Soldier, politician and diplomat, he fought in the Peninsular War, was appointed Envoy Extraordinary to the Prussian Court in Berlin (1810-1814) and in 1815 he was appointed British Ambassador to Vienna. He was styled 'The Honourable Charles Stewart' from 1789 until 1813 and 'The Honourable Sir Charles Stewart' from 1813 to 1814, then 'The Lord Stewart' from 1814 to 1822. In 1829 he took his wife's surname of 'Vane' in lieu of that of 'Stewart' by Royal licence.
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[S.l. : s.n., [n.d., between ca. 1812 and 1814].
Mezzotint engraving after an original painting by George Sanders (1774-1846). In 1858 an equestrian bronze statue of the Third Marquess of Londonderry clearly influenced by the original painting was commissioned by the Third Marquess's widow Lady Frances Anne Vane-Tempest, to honour her husband's service to the county of Durham (he was Lord Lieutenant of Durham). It was erected to the designs of Milanese sculptor Raffaelle Monti (1818-1881) in the Market Place, Durham.
Physical description: 1 print : mezzotint ; image 68 x 51.2, plate mark 58 x 78.3, on sheet 85.3 x 76.8.
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