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Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue

George Wade (1673-1748), Field Marshal

Field-marshal; an Irishman; ensign, 1690; served in Flanders, 1692 and 1702-03, in Spain, 1704-10; distinguished himself in the battles of Almanza, 1707, and Saragossa, 1710, and at the taking of Minorca, 1708; major-general, 1714; MP, Hindon, 1715; stationed at Bath to overawe the western Jacobites, 1715; served in the Vigo expedition, 1719; MP, Bath, 1722-48; sent to the highlands, 1724, where he made military roads, 1726-33; lieutenant-general, 1727; field-marshal, 1743; commanded in Flanders, 1744-45; commander-in-chief in England, 1745; sent against Prince Charles Edward; superseded for failing to stop his march.

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Boyce 1967
B. Boyce, The Benevolent Man: A Life of Ralph Allen of Bath, 1967.

Mann 1932
Sir J. G. Mann, 'Sir John Smythe's Armour in Portraiture', Connoisseur, XC, 1932.

Williamson 1906-08
G. C. Williamson, Catalogue of the Collection of Miniatures the Property of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1906-08.


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.