George Augustus Eliott, 1st Baron Heathfield of Gibraltar (1717-1790) General; Defender of Gibraltar; Governor of Gibraltar 1777-90

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  • About the artist
    Joshua Reynolds was the dominant artistic personality during the age of George III. He was born in Plympton, Devon. From 1750 to 1752 he studied the work of the Old Masters in Rome. Reynolds returned via Florence and Paris, and settled in London in 1753. In 1759 he painted a portrait of the future king, George, Prince of Wales (Royal Collection). After George’s accession the following year, Reynolds was dismayed to learn that Allan Ramsay had been made Principal Painter to the King. This marked the beginning of increasing hostility between Reynolds and the King. Nonetheless, by 1760 Reynolds had established himself as the leading portraitist. He became President of the Royal Academy in 1768 and was knighted the following year.
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    stipple engraving
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    Title
    George Augustus Eliott, 1st Baron Heathfield of Gibraltar (1717-1790) General; Defender of Gibraltar; Governor of Gibraltar 1777-90
    Date
    Medium
    Stipple engraving
    Acquisition
    Convent, Gibraltar (Governor's Residence) collection.
    GAC number
    17985