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John Burgoyne

(1722-1792), 'Gentleman Johnny'; soldier and dramatist

Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter in 8 portraits
A general, dramatist and Whig politician, Burgoyne was known as 'Gentleman Johnny'. In 1743 he eloped with Lady Charlotte Stanley, the daughter of the 11th Earl of Derby, and to escape creditors lived in France between 1749-55. After distinguished service in Portugal and Spain, he failed in his plan for an offensive from Canada against the American colonists and surrendered at Saratoga in 1777. He sat on the committee that attempted to impeach Warren Hastings and achieved success on the London stage with The Heiress, 1786, and other plays.

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John Burgoyne, after Allan Ramsay - NPG 4158

John Burgoyne

after Allan Ramsay
oil on canvas, after 1756
On display in Room 14 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4158

John Burgoyne, by James Sayers, published by  Charles Bretherton - NPG D1146

John Burgoyne

by James Sayers, published by Charles Bretherton
etching, published 17 June 1782
NPG D1146

John Burgoyne, by James Sayers, published by  Charles Bretherton - NPG D9661

John Burgoyne

by James Sayers, published by Charles Bretherton
etching, published 17 June 1782
NPG D9661

Key to The Burial of General Fraser, published by John Jeffryes, after  John Graham - NPG D2371

Key to The Burial of General Fraser

published by John Jeffryes, after John Graham
line engraving, published 1 March 1794
NPG D2371

John Burgoyne, by John Chapman, after  Unknown artist - NPG D1143

John Burgoyne

by John Chapman, after Unknown artist
stipple engraving, published 1 March 1801
NPG D1143

John Burgoyne, by John Chapman, after  Unknown artist - NPG D14290

John Burgoyne

by John Chapman, after Unknown artist
stipple engraving, published 1 March 1801
NPG D14290

John Burgoyne, by T. Wallis, after  William Marshall Craig - NPG D1144

John Burgoyne

by T. Wallis, after William Marshall Craig
line engraving, published 1807
NPG D1144

John Burgoyne, by John Carr (or James Charles) Armytage, after  Henry Warren - NPG D1145

John Burgoyne

by John Carr (or James Charles) Armytage, after Henry Warren
line engraving, circa 1860
NPG D1145

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