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George Augustus Eliott, 1st Baron Heathfield (1717-1790), General; defender of Gibraltar

Sitter in 14 portraits
The army officer George Eliott served with distinction during the Seven Years War. He fought in a series of battles in Germany between 1759 and 1761 before participating in the capture of Havana, Cuba in 1762. Eliott later served as the Governor of Gibraltar and was renowned for withstanding a sustained assault by French and Spanish forces during the Siege of Gibraltar from 1779 to 1783.

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1752

The Siege of Gibraltar, 1782

by George Carter
gouache on millboard, 1784
NPG 1752

170

George Augustus Eliott, 1st Baron Heathfield

by John Singleton Copley
oil on canvas, 1787
On display in Room 14 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 170

6079

George Augustus Eliott, 1st Baron Heathfield

by Jean-Pierre Droz
bronze medal, (1787)
On display in Room 14 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6079

D35662

George Augustus Eliott, 1st Baron Heathfield ('Le Général Elliot')

by Martin, after Pierre de Glimes
mezzotint, late 18th century
NPG D35662

D35661

George Augustus Eliott, 1st Baron Heathfield ('Le General Eliot')

by Ferdinando Gergori, after George Frederic Koehler
line engraving, late 18th century
NPG D35661

D20455

George Augustus Eliott, 1st Baron Heathfield

printed and published by Carington Bowles
mezzotint, published 9 November 1783
NPG D20455

D16900

George Augustus Eliott, 1st Baron Heathfield ('The Cock of the Rock')

published by Samuel William Fores
etching, published 24 May 1786
NPG D16900

D35669

George Augustus Eliott, 1st Baron Heathfield

by Richard Earlom, published by John Boydell, published by Josiah Boydell, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
stipple engraving, published 1 November 1788 (1787)
NPG D35669

D13065

'The installation-supper, as given at the Pantheon, by the Knights of the Bath on the 26th of May, 1788

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 4 June 1788
NPG D13065

D35670

George Augustus Eliott, 1st Baron Heathfield

by William Bond, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after George Francis Joseph, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
stipple engraving, published 4 February 1813 (1787)
NPG D35670

D35671

George Augustus Eliott, 1st Baron Heathfield

by John Henry Robinson, published by Harding & Lepard, after William Derby, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
stipple and line engraving, published 1 July 1831 (1787)
NPG D35671

D35673

George Augustus Eliott, 1st Baron Heathfield

by George Thomas Doo, published by John Pye, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
line engraving, published July 1836 (1787)
NPG D35673

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