• No recent searches found.
Image details
Colonel Tarleton

Image availability

Our images are available in the following formats:
  • Low resolution file (72dpi JPEG, RGB)
  • High resolution file, A5 size (300dpi JPEG, RGB)
  • High resolution file, A4 size (300dpi JPEG, RGB)
  • High resolution file, A3 size (300dpi JPEG, RGB)

If you require a different file size, please Contact us.

You are viewing image NG5985

Sir Joshua REYNOLDS , 1723 - 1792

Colonel Tarleton

Date: 1782
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 236 x 145.5 cm
Acquisition credit: Bequeathed by Mrs Henrietta Charlotte Tarleton, 1951

The sitter, Colonel Banastre Tarleton (1754 - 1833) distinguished himself in the American War of Independence, and returned to England as a lieutenant-colonel about the beginning of 1782. Later he was Member of Parliament for Liverpool, a general and a baronet.

This work was painted in 1782. Tarleton is in the uniform of a troop, raised during the American campaign, known as the British Legion or (for the cavalry part) Tarleton's Green Horse, of which he was commandant.

It is assumed that the flag above him is of the British Legion. In 1781 Tarleton lost two fingers of his right hand, as Reynolds discreetly shows.


Colonel, Banastre Tarleton, fighting, Americans, American War of Independence, Member of Parliament, Liverpool, uniform, cavalry, troop, commander, Horse, Horses, Breeches, Jacket, headdress, General, Baronet, lieutenant, Portrait, Portraits, Portraiture, Boots, one person, 1 person, Man, Male, Gentleman, British

Buy a print

Click here to buy a print of this image.