Charles, 1st Marquess Cornwallis (1738-1805) General
Mezzotintpublished 6 March 1793
About the work
In this full-length depiction the first Marquess Cornwallis is shown in uniform, leaning on a cane. He stands on a battlefield and, in the distance, soldiers march in formation.
There are three known Daniel Gardner portraits of Cornwallis: a full-length gouache portrait was at Gifford’s Hall, in Suffolk, in 1967; a three-quarter-length version was sold through Christie's, London, in 2000 and a full-length version in pencil, pastel and bodycolour, dated 1782, was sold through Christie’s, London, in 2002. It is the later version which this print, engraved by John Jones, is based on. Another portrait of Cornwallis by Thomas Gainsborough is in the National Portrait Gallery, London.