George Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st Duke of Sutherland (1758-1833), Diplomat and magnate
Sitter in 22 portraits
Politician, art patron and landowner. 'A leviathan of wealth', owner of the Bridgewater canal and an investor in the Manchester-Liverpool railway, he was known for clearing peasant farmers from the Scottish Highland and for constructing a vast network of roads and bridges. He was an early benefactor of the National Gallery and President of the British Institution.
by Charles Turner, published by William Sams, after William Owen
mezzotint, published 1 July 1825
by Edward Scriven, after Henry Corbould, after John Francis
stipple engraving, 1833