General Sir Banastre Tarleton (1754–1833)

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General Sir Banastre Tarleton (1754–1833), 1st Baronet was a British soldier and politician. He is best known for his service during the American War of Independence. He was considered to be an outstanding leader of light cavalry. His cavalrymen were often known as 'Tarleton's Raiders'. He later became an MP for Liverpool and was a prominent Whig politician. This copy, and the original now bequeathed to the National Gallery, were in the possession of the Tarletons of Breakspears. This copy was bought in a sale in 1951 on Mrs Tarleton's death by Mrs Bass and then bought in 1976 by the London Borough of Hillingdon.

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General Sir Banastre Tarleton (1754–1833)


late 18th C


oil on canvas


H 55 x W 40 cm

Accession number

UXBLH : 2003.00273

Acquisition method

purchased from Mrs Bass, 1976

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