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Tissot: George, 1st Earl Macartney

Born at Lissanoure, County Antrim, Earl Macartney (1737-1806) was a diplomat and statesman. He served as governor of Madras (now known as Chennai) in India from 1781 to 1785, and led a trade mission to China in 1792. Dressed formally, as he would appear at Court, Macartney wears the Polish Order of the White Eagle, an honorary decoration.

Purchased 1947

1767
Pastel on paper on canvas

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Ulster Museum
Permanent collection

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