About this artwork

John Campbell was born at Loudoun Castle, near Galston. A professional soldier, he raised a regiment of Highlanders to fight the Jacobites during the 1745 Rising. He served as adjutant-general to Sir John Cope, commander-in-chief of the government forces. At the battle of Prestonpans parts of his regiment were captured. Loudoun subsequently went north to Inverness to raise another force and took part in a number of further operations against the Jacobites. In February 1746 his attempt to capture Prince Charles at Moy Hall ended in failure. Later in his career he became commander-in-chief of the British forces in North America, serving against the French with little success. During the Seven Years' War Loudon commanded the British troops in Portugal against Spain.

  • title:
    John Campbell, 4th Earl of Loudoun, 1705 - 1782. Soldier
  • accession number:
    PG 2190
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  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • date created:
    About 1747
  • measurements:
    76.80 x 64.00 cm (framed: 94.00 x 81.00 x 7.00 cm)
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1971
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve

Allan Ramsay

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