John Gaspard Le Marchant

December 2, 2011 at 5:57 pm (history, people, portraits and paintings) (, , , , , , )

For the past few weeks I heard a lot from Dr. Arthur Murchison who is working on a biography of the wartime service of Sir Roderick Impey Murchison; Murchison and Le Marchant crossed paths during the Napoleonic Wars! For my own research, Major General Le Marchant services merely as Denis Le Marchant’s father — father-in-law (if he had lived) to my Eliza Smith.

The Defence Academy of the United Kingdom has a fabulous portrait of Maj. Gen. Le Marchant — you can see it at the BBC “Your Paintings” website.

By Henry James Haley, this is one of the most stirring portraits of Le Marchant that I have come across. See the entire portrait by clicking on the image.

While looking up the portrait once again, I see the site has a “Visit National Trust Paintings” segment with Penelope Keith! Must check it out…


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