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Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue

John Ligonier, 1st Earl Ligonier (1680-1770), Field Marshal

Field marshal; of Huguenot descent, born at Castres, southern France; enlisted Dublin, 1697, served with distinction under Marlborough; governor of Fort St Philip, Minorca, 1712; adjutant general of the Vigo expedition, 1718; colonel of the 7th Dragoons, 1720-49; major general, 1739; KB 1743; in command at Fontenoy 1745; MP for Bath, 1748; commander-in-chief, and Viscount Ligonier, 1757; master general of the ordnance 1759-62; Earl Ligonier and field marshal, 1766.

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Annand 1969
A. McK. Annand, 'Field-Marshal John Louis 1st Earl Ligonier, KB, c.1768', Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research, XLVII, 1969.

Dawnay 1952
N. P. Dawnay, 'Field-Marshal John, Earl Ligonier', Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research, XXX, 1952.

Dawnay 1953
'The Staff Uniform of the British Army, 1767 to 1865', Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research, XXXI, 1953.

Sumner 1938
P. Sumner, 'Cox & Co, Army Agents Uniform Items from Their Ledgers', Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research, XVII, 1938.

Sumner 1940
P. Sumner, ‘The Morier Paintings at Wilton', Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research, XIX, 1940.

Whitworth 1958
R. Whitworth, Field Marshal Lord Ligonier, 1958.


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.