Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue
Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis (1738-1805), General and diplomat
‘Manly, affable, and good-natured; of an excellent judgement, and has a degree of application to business beyond what you would suppose’ (John, 1st Baron Teignmouth, d. 1834).
‘You will have heard that soon after I left England I was elected a Knight of the Garter, and very likely laughed at me for wishing to wear a blue riband over my fat belly’ (Lord Cornwallis, 1786).
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.