The most noble George Marquis Townshend.Field Marshall of the Majesty's Forces, Colonal of the 2nd Regiment of Dragoon Guards. Governor of Jersey. High Steward of Tamworth and Yarmouth. Lord Lieutenant and Vice Admiral of the County of Norfolk &c &c &c.
London Published Jany. 1. 1807, for the Proprietor by Charles Turner No.50 Warren Street, Fitzroy Square.
Mezzotint. Platemark: 660 x 380mm (26 x 15"). Scuffing to sheet.
Full length portrait of Field Marshal George Townshend, 1st Marquess Townshend (1724 -1807), wearing armour, with his hand resting on a table, and a tent and cavalry behind him. Townshend fought at the Battle of Culloden during the Jacobite Rising in 1745 and the Battle of Lauffeld during the War of the Austrian Succession in 1747. He served as a brigadier in Quebec, under General James Wolfe, and took command of the British forces during the siege of Quebec. He held General Wolfe in much contempt and was harshly criticized upon his return to Great Britain. Townshend was eventually promoted to general in 1782, and elevated to the marquessate in 1787. He became a field marshal on 30 July 1796, and was appointed Governor of Jersey until 1806.
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