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John Manners, Marquess of Granby

(1721-1770), Commander-in-Chief of the Army

Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter in 16 portraits
John Manners was the oldest son and heir of John Manners, third Duke of Rutland, who survived him. He was known by his father's subsidiary title of Marquess of Granby. Granby entered Parliament as an MP in 1741. His fame is based on his activities as a commander in the Seven Years War, where he served in Western Germany under Ferdinand of Brunswick. He was extremely popular as a commander, and this is reflected in the number of inns and pubs named after him. Granby became master-general of the ordnance in 1763, and the twelfth commander-in-chief from 1766 until 1770 when he retired from office.

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John Manners, Marquess of Granby, after Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG 1186

John Manners, Marquess of Granby

after Sir Joshua Reynolds
chalk, before 1766, based on a work of circa 1760s
NPG 1186

John Manners, Marquess of Granby, by William Bond, printed by  Bell & Wright, published by  Longman & Co, published by  Josiah Taylor, published by  William Bond, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D39972

John Manners, Marquess of Granby

by William Bond, printed by Bell & Wright, published by Longman & Co, published by Josiah Taylor, published by William Bond, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
stipple engraving, (circa 1758-1760)
NPG D39972

John Manners, Marquess of Granby, by Richard Houston, printed for  Bowles & Carver, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D2649

John Manners, Marquess of Granby

by Richard Houston, printed for Bowles & Carver, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (circa 1758-1760)
NPG D2649

John Manners, Marquess of Granby, by James Watson, sold by  Ryland and Bryer, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D34760

John Manners, Marquess of Granby

by James Watson, sold by Ryland and Bryer, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, 1760s (circa 1766-1767)
NPG D34760

John Manners, Marquess of Granby, by Richard Purcell (H. Fowler, Charles or Philip Corbutt), printed for  Robert Sayer, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D39974

John Manners, Marquess of Granby

by Richard Purcell (H. Fowler, Charles or Philip Corbutt), printed for Robert Sayer, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, 1760 (circa 1758-1760)
NPG D39974

John Manners, Marquess of Granby, by Charles Spooner, printed for  John Bowles, printed for  Carington Bowles, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D2475

John Manners, Marquess of Granby

by Charles Spooner, printed for John Bowles, printed for Carington Bowles, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, 1760 (circa 1758-1760)
NPG D2475

John Manners, Marquess of Granby, after Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D2477

John Manners, Marquess of Granby

after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (1760s)
NPG D2477

John Manners, Marquess of Granby, by Charles Spooner, printed for  John Bowles, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D2648

John Manners, Marquess of Granby

by Charles Spooner, printed for John Bowles, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, 1760 (circa 1758-1760)
NPG D2648

John Manners, Marquess of Granby ('Relieving the Distress'd Soldier and his Family'), by Richard Houston, published by  Robert Sayer, after  Edward Penny - NPG D34761

John Manners, Marquess of Granby ('Relieving the Distress'd Soldier and his Family')

by Richard Houston, published by Robert Sayer, after Edward Penny
mezzotint, 1769
NPG D34761

John Manners, Marquess of Granby ('Relieving the Distress'd Soldier and his Family'), by Richard Houston, published by  Robert Sayer, after  Edward Penny - NPG D39975

John Manners, Marquess of Granby ('Relieving the Distress'd Soldier and his Family')

by Richard Houston, published by Robert Sayer, after Edward Penny
mezzotint, 1769
NPG D39975

John Manners, Marquess of Granby, by John Henry Robinson, published by  Harding & Lepard, after  William Derby, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D39971

John Manners, Marquess of Granby

by John Henry Robinson, published by Harding & Lepard, after William Derby, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
stipple and line engraving, published 1 January 1829 (circa 1770-1773)
NPG D39971

John Manners, Marquess of Granby, by John Henry Robinson, after  William Derby, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D39973

John Manners, Marquess of Granby

by John Henry Robinson, after William Derby, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
stipple and line engraving, published 1829 (circa 1770-1773)
NPG D39973

John Manners, Marquess of Granby, by Samuel William Reynolds, published by  Hodgson, Boys & Graves, sold by  Sir Francis Graham Moon, 1st Bt, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D2476

John Manners, Marquess of Granby

by Samuel William Reynolds, published by Hodgson, Boys & Graves, sold by Sir Francis Graham Moon, 1st Bt, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1834 (circa 1758-1760)
NPG D2476

John Manners, Marquess of Granby, by William Derby, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D23075

John Manners, Marquess of Granby

by William Derby, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
pencil, pen and ink, circa 1835-1842 (circa 1770-1773)
NPG D23075

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John Manners, Marquess of Granby

by James Watson, printed for Carington Bowles, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (1758-1760)
NPG D19465

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John Manners, Marquess of Granby

by Samuel William Reynolds, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1834
NPG D20452

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