General John, 2nd Duke of Montagu, 1740 (c)

George Knapton

 
General John, 2nd Duke of Montagu, 1740 (c)
4 0 c m
 
34cm
actual image size: 26cm x 32cm

General John, 2nd Duke of Montagu (1688 (c)-1749), Master General of the Ordnance, 1740 (c).

Oil on canvas by George Knapton (1698-1778), 1740 (c).

The duke held a number of official positions, officiating as High Constable at the Coronation of George I who appointed him Colonel of the First Troop of Horse Guards, Gold Stick and Governor of St Lucia and St Vincent. In 1740 during George II's reign, he became Master General of the Ordnance for one year, being reinstated in 1743 and holding the post until his death.

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