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Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Stringer Lawrence (1697-1775), Major-General

Soldier; served at Gibraltar, 1727, and Culloden, 1746; in command of the East India company's troops, 1748; governor of Fort St David, 1749; commanded Fort St George during the siege by the French, 1758-59; referred to by his first biographer as [edited: originally 'known as'] 'Father of the Indian army', he quickly recognised the abilities of his junior Clive; received local rank of major-general, and left India, 1759.

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.