Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue
John Manners, Marquess of Granby (1721-1770), Commander-in-Chief of the Army
A bust was taken by B. Rackstrow, 1763, owner of a museum at 197 Fleet Street  and another, posthumous, by Ceracchi, is now at Belvoir.  Flaxman and Pingo exhibited waxes in 1768 and 1773 respectively.  A bust by Nollekens with a version at Belvoir and another, dated 1814, in the Royal collection, may represent the sitter.  James Williams exhibited ‘a painting in imitation of a print' at the Society of Artists, 1770 (268) and c.1785 Horace Walpole noted a large enamel by Humphry at the Queen's House (Buckingham Palace).  Granby's popularity is reflected in such pieces as the Bow porcelain statuettes, an example of which is in the Willett collection, Brighton. 
1) Lady Victoria Manners, 'New Light on Liotard', Connoisseur, XCI, 1933, p 295.
2) Ibid, p 303, fig.xi.
3) British Museum Add MS 6391, f.6.
4) R. J. B. Walker, Audley End: catalogue of the pictures in the state rooms, 1964, p 22 (6); ‘Allan Ramsay', RA, 1964 (7).
5) Letters of Sir Joshua Reynolds, ed. F. W. Hilles, 1929, pp 148-49.
6) Prince Frederick Duleep Singh, Portraits in Norfolk Houses, edited E. Farrer , II, p 315 (52).
7) 'Notes by Horace Walpole ... on the Exhibitions of The Society of Artists and the Free Society of Artists, 1760-1791 ...', edited H. Gatty, Walpole Society, XXVII, 1939, p 74.
8) R. Gunnis, Dictionary of British Sculptors 1660-1851, 1953, p 314.
9) Ibid, p 90.
10) Exhibited Society of Artists, 1768 (148) and 1773; R. Gunnis, Dictionary of British Sculptors 1660-1851, 1953, p 305.
11) R. Gunnis, Dictionary of British Sculptors 1660-1851, 1953, p 278.
12) 'Horace Walpole's Journals of Visits to Country Seats & etc', edited P. Toynbee, Walpole Society, XVI, 1928, p 79.
13) Reproduced, Connoisseur, XLIV, 1916, p 184.
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.