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Stringer Lawrence (1697-1775), Known as the 'Father of the Indian army'

Sitter in 4 portraits
Major-General; known as the 'Father of the Indian Army'. Lawrence served in Gibraltar and fought in the Battle of Culloden before being placed in command of the East India Company's troops in 1748. While acting as the governor of Fort St. David, he recognised the abilities of his junior, Robert Clive and assisted in his rise. He left India in 1759 after being elevated to the rank of Major-General.

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Stringer Lawrence

by Thomas Gainsborough
oil on canvas, feigned oval, circa 1774-1775
NPG 777


Stringer Lawrence

by Richard Purcell (Charles or Philip Corbutt), after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (1760-1761)
NPG D3545


Stringer Lawrence

by Richard Houston, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, 1761 (1760-1761)
NPG D3546


Stringer Lawrence

by and published by Ezekiel Abraham Ezekiel, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
stipple engraving, published 1 January 1795 (1767)
NPG D37212