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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.

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D41844

George Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st Duke of Sutherland

by Charles Turner, published by William Sams, after William Owen
mezzotint, published 1 July 1825
NPG D41844

D40923

George Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st Duke of Sutherland

by Edward Scriven, after Henry Corbould, after John Francis
stipple engraving, 1833
NPG D40923

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