'Wellington's First Encounter with the French', 1785
Chromolithograph after George W Joy, published by Cassell, London, 1889.
A classroom scene with Arthur Wellesley (the future Duke of Wellington) as a boy, receiving instruction from Pignerol, his tutor at the Military College of Angers. After his education Arthur was commissioned as an ensign in the British Army in 1787.
NAM Accession Number
National Army Museum, Out of Copyright
National Army Museum, Study collection