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Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Henry Seymour Conway (1719-1795), Field Marshal

Soldier and statesman, younger brother of the 1st Marquess of Hertford and cousin of Horace Walpole; served at Culloden and in the Seven Years War; colonel 1746, major-general 1756, lieutenant-general 1759, general 1772, field-marshal 1793; MP 1741-84, secretary of state 1765-66; governor of Jersey from 1772.

‘He had already passed his sixtieth year, yet his figure and deportment were exceedingly distinguished; nor did he want abilities; but his enunciation, embarrassed and often involved, generally did injustice to his conceptions’ (Sir Nathaniel Wraxall, 1815).

This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Ingamells, National Portrait Gallery: Mid-Georgian Portraits 1760-1790, National Portrait Gallery, 2004, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.