George Augustus Eliott, 1st Baron Heathfield(1717-1790), General; defender of Gibraltar
Sitter in 16 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.
by Martin, after Pierre de Glimes
mezzotint, late 18th century
by Ferdinando Gergori, after George Frederic Koehler
line engraving, late 18th century
published by Samuel William Fores
etching, published 24 May 1786
by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 4 June 1788
by Mary Maria Trotter
stipple engraving, after 1799
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