John Manners, Marquess of Granby (1721-1770) army officer and politician

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    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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    Manners, John, Marquess of Granby
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    canvas, oil, oil painting
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    John Manners, Marquess of Granby (1721-1770) army officer and politician
    Oil on canvas
    height: 74.50 cm, width: 61.50 cm
    Transferred from the Ministry of Defence, December 2017
    Dukes of Rutland; presented to the War Office by the 9th Duke, John Henry Montagu Manners, 1928; Ministry of Defence Collection; transferred to GAC 2017
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