|Title||Portrait of General Wade|
|Collection||Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums|
|Artist||Diest, Johan van (Dutch painter, act. c.1700)|
|Date Earliest||possibly about 1719|
|Date Latest||possibly about 1748|
In this half-length portrait, the sitter's shoulders are facing three quarters left, while he faces forward. He wears a wig and is dressed in a military jacket, a gold patterned waistcoat and a white neckscarf.
The sitter, Field-Marshall George Wade, was born in Ireland, in 1673, and served in Flanders and Spain in The Digs Expedition, in 1719. He was sent to The Highlands, where he was responsible for many military roads and bridges. He died in 1748 in London.
|Current Accession Number||ABDAG003168|
|Former Accession Number||21.9.78|
|Subject||portrait (General Wade)|
|Measurements||64.7 x 52 cm.0 cm (estimate)|
|Material||oil on canvas|
|Acquisition Details||Bequeathed by Alexander Webster 1921|
|Provenance||Given by William Smith to Mr Webster's father 1859.|
|Principal Exhibitions||Aberdeen Art Gallery, Scotland's Mountains Before The Mountaineers, 1999.|
|Rights Owner||Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums|