His Excellency James Kieth,Lieutenant Collonel of One of the Regiments of Foot-Guards, and General in Chief of the Armys of His Imperial Majesty of all the Russias.
Mezzotint, 355 x 250mm. 14 x 9¾". Very scarce.
James Francis Edward Keith (1696 - 1758), Scottish field marshal of Prussia. Keith participated in the Jacobite uprising of 1715 and in the abortive invasion of 1719 with his brother; escaping to the Continent, he first entered the service of Spain and then went to Russia, where he gained honour in both civil and military offices, and was given command of a regiment of guards in 1728. Later he went to Prussia and became close friends with Frederick the Great, who made him a field marshal in 1747. Keith entered the circle of Europe’s leading intellectuals and rendered great service to Prussia in the early part of the Seven Years War, and was killed in the battle of Hochkirch. After Scottish portrait painter Allan Ramsay (1713 - 1784).
See Chaloner Smith: 10. This version, without oval fame and pedestal, undescribed.
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