The National Portrait Gallery has displayed for the first time in its entirety the largest portrait in its Collection, a print showing the complete funeral procession of the Duke of Wellington, on the occasion of the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, Thursday 18 June 2015. At 67 feet long and the length of two London buses (or 67 Wellington boots laid end to end) the epic panorama was displayed in full for the first time (although eight panels were visible in the Gallery’s recent Wellington: Triumphs, Politics and Passions exhibition in a specially made display case). The work had never before been seen in its entirety having been stored in the Gallery’s Archive from 1911. The print was displayed to visitors throughout the length of the Statesmen’s Corridor in the Victorian Galleries in a free one-hour event on Thursday 18 June, to commemorate the Battle of Waterloo.

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