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Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue

John Manners, Marquess of Granby (1721-1770), Commander-in-Chief of the Army

Soldier; eldest son of 3rd Duke of Rutland; served in Flanders 1747; colonel of the royal regiment of horse-guards (Blues) 1758; as lieutenant general, succeeded Sackville in Europe and became the popular hero of the Seven Years' War; master-general of the ordnance 1763; commander-in-chief of land forces, Great Britain, 1766; MP for Grantham, and Cambridge.


This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Kerslake, Early Georgian Portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1977, 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.