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Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

William Harcourt, 3rd Earl Harcourt (1743-1830), Field Marshal

Army officer and courtier; 2nd son of 1st Earl Harcourt; MP 1768-74; colonel 16th Light Dragoons (‘Harcourt’s Black Horse’) 1779, major-general 1782, lieutenant-general 1793 and general 1798; served in Havana 1762, America 1776-77 and Flanders 1793-95; first governor of the Royal Military College at Sandhurst 1801-11; succeeded his brother as 3rd Earl 1809; groom of the bedchamber 1766-1808; GCB and field-marshal 1821.


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.