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George Sackville Germain, 1st Viscount Sackville

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George Sackville Germain, 1st Viscount Sackville, by Nathaniel Hone, 1760 - NPG 4910 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

George Sackville Germain, 1st Viscount Sackville

by Nathaniel Hone
watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, 1760
1 3/8 in. x 1 1/8 in. (35 mm x 29 mm) oval
Purchased, 1972
Primary Collection
NPG 4910


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  • Nathaniel Hone (1718-1784), Portrait and miniature painter. Artist associated with 56 portraits, Sitter in 9 portraits.

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Sackville is wearing the uniform of the 2nd dragoon guards of which he was colonel, 1757-59. The miniature was painted in 1760, the year of his court-martial following the Battle of Minden in 1759. More detailed information on this portrait is available in a National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue, John Kerslake's Early Georgian Portraits (1977, out of print).

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  • Kerslake, John, Early Georgian Portraits, 1977, p. 240
  • Rogers, Malcolm, Master Drawings from the National Portrait Gallery, 1993 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 5 August to 23 October 1994), p. 51
  • Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 543
  • Walker, Richard, Miniatures: 300 Years of the English Miniature, 1998, p. 61

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