General George Wade (1673–1748)

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In 1715, Wade was sent to Bath to quell Jacobite rebellion. He was a significant figure both locally and nationally, with a distinguished military career. He was Commander-in-Chief of the army and served as MP for Bath.

Wade’s fame was such that a verse celebrating his military achievements was added to God Save the King – but this was dropped by the end of the 18th century.

Bath Guildhall, Victoria Art Gallery



General George Wade (1673–1748)




oil on canvas


H 254 x W 152 cm

Accession number

BATVG : P : 1984.16

Acquisition method

purchased from the artist, 1731; on loan from the Victoria Art Gallery, Bath

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