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Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Thomas Gage (1721-1787), General

Army officer; 2nd son of 1st Viscount Gage; went to America as lieutenant-colonel in 1754; governor of Montreal 1760-63; major-general 1761; commander-in-chief, North America, 1763-75, but in England 1773-74; lieutenant-general 1770; governor of Massachusetts Bay 1774-75; resigned in 1775, finding himself ‘in a position of too great importance for his talents’.

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.