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George Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st Duke of Sutherland

Photo credit: National Portrait Gallery, London

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Politician, art patron and landowner. 'A leviathan of wealth', owner of the Bridgewater Canal and an investor in the Manchester-Liverpool railway, he was known for clearing peasant farmers from the Scottish Highland and for constructing a vast network of roads and bridges. He was an early benefactor of the National Gallery and President of the British Institution.

National Portrait Gallery, London


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  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    72.4 x 58.4 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    Given by Samuel Ashton Thompson-Yates, 1901


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