Hawley was a professional soldier. In May 1745 he was second-in-command of the cavalry at the Battle of Fontenoy and later that year he was appointed Commander-in Chief in Scotland. Less than a month later he was beaten severely by the Highland army of Prince Charles Edward Stuart at Falkirk Muir . This did not cost him his command, and, under orders from the Duke of Cumberland, he led the government cavalry to victory at the Battle of Culloden 16 April 1746. The miniature is in its original frame, set with bloodstones and diamonds.