John Campbell. Duke of Argyll & Greenwich &c.Hereditary Justice General of the Shire of Argyll, the Western Islands &c [...]
Mezzotint. Sheet 505 x 355mm (20¼ x 14"). Collector's mark on reverse: E.M.H. (Mrs. E. M. Hamilton). Trimmed to plate; small tear at bottom.
John Campbell (1680-1743), army officer and politician. Commissioner for negotiating Union with Scotland in 1705, Campbell served with distinction at Ramillies, Oudenard, Malplaquet and other battlefields in the War of the Spanish Succession. In 'the Fifteen', Argyll led the government army at Sheriffmuir and defeated the Jacobites led by the Earl of Mar. He was Master General of the Ordnance from 1725-1740 and was promoted to Field Marshal in 1736. In 1742, a year before his death, he was given the position of Commander in Chief of the British Army. Engraved after the full-length portrait by Allan Ramsay (Inverary Castle).
Ex: collection of the late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; CS 15 (only state); for another portrait of Campbell see ref. 7108.
[Ref: 34103] £420.00