The Most Noble John Manners, Marquis of Granby, Commander in Chief of the British Forces in Germany. Lieutenant General of the Ordnance and Colonel of the Royal Regiment of Horse Guards.
Printed for Rob.t Sayer, at the Golden Buck in Fleet Street.
Mezzotint. Plate 349 x 248mm. 13¾ x 9¾". Rubbed and creasing.
Portrait of John Manners, Marquess of Granby (1721 - 1770), Commander-in-Chief of the Army; in profile to left, wearing uniform, his right hand leaning on his sword, his left arm resting on a rock to right, with his hand in his sash. Battle beyond to left; John Manners was the oldest son and heir of John Manners, third Duke of Rutland, who survived him. He was known by his father's subsidiary title of Marquess of Granby. Granby entered Parliament as an MP in 1741. His fame is based on his activities as a commander in the Seven Years War, where he served in Western Germany under Ferdinand of Brunswick. He was extremely popular as a commander, and this is reflected in the number of inns and pubs named after him. Granby became master-general of the ordnance in 1763, and the twelfth commander-in-chief from 1766 until 1770 when he retired from office. After Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723 - 1792).
CS: 33. Hamilton p.32. See Ref: 22380 for Published by Richd. Houston.
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