William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland (1721-1765), General; third son of George II
Sitter associated with 45 portraits
Third son of George II. A lifelong soldier, described by Horace Walpole as 'proud and unforgiving, fond of war for its own sake'. His victory at Culloden in 1746 ended the Jacobite threat, but his severe treatment of the rebels earned him the nickname of 'Butcher of Culloden'.
by Unknown artist
etching, published June 1747
by Johann Sebastian Müller, after Samuel Wale
line engraving, circa 1748
On display at Niedersächsisches Landesmuseum Hannover, Hannover, Germany in the exhibition 'The Hanoverians on Britain's Throne'
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured soft-ground etching, published 7 May 1799