Sir Thomas Picton (1758-1815) Welsh officer of the British Army



He was killed in 1815 fighting at the Battle of Waterloo, during a crucial bayonet charge in which his division stopped d’Erlon’s corps’ attack against the allied centre left. He was the most senior officer to die at Waterloo. The spot where he died is commemorated in a watercolour by J.M.W. Turner named ‘The Field of Waterloo from the Picton tree’.
Engraved by P. W. Tomkins, after the original by Sir William Beechey RA, for the ‘National Portrait Gallery of Illustrious and Eminent Personages of the 19th Century’ by William Jerdan. Published by Fisher, Son and Jackson, London 1834.

Steel engraving
Image size 88 x 113 mm
600 ppi