George Keith (c. 1692-1778) 10th Earl Marischal of Scotland
George Keith (c. 1692-1778) 10th Earl Marischal of Scotland

JAMES FERGUSON (1710-1776)

George Keith (c. 1692-1778) 10th Earl Marischal of Scotland

c. 1745 Scotland

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Wearing armour and full-bottomed powdered wig

Set in the original turned wood frame

George Keith was a Scottish and Prussian army officer and diplomat. He served under the Duke of Marlborough in Flanders from 1708 to 1711. As a Jacobite he fought to return the Stuarts to the throne of England during the Jacobite Uprings, but was captured for treason by the Hanoverian government and his estates were given to the crown. He fled to the continent and went to serve the Jacobite court at Avignon before serving as their ambassador in Spain and then in Prussia. He served Frederick the Great as Ambassador to Spain from 1759 to 1761, informing the Hanoverian government of Spanish preparations to enter the war as an ally of France, which gained him a pardon by George II in May He was a friend and patron of Jean-Jacques Rousseau. His brother James Francis Edward Keith also served Prussia as a field marshal. George was Captain and Colonel of the 2nd Troop Horse Grenadier Guards 1713–1715 and Earl Marischal 1712-1715
Height 8.30 cm (3.27 inches)
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