In 1715, Wade was sent to Bath to quell Jacobite rebellion. He was a significant figure both locally and nationally, with a distinguished military career. He was Commander-in-Chief of the army and served as MP for Bath.
Wade’s fame was such that a verse celebrating his military achievements was added to God Save the King – but this was dropped by the end of the 18th century.
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Bath Guildhall, Victoria Art Gallery
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More on this painting
BATVG : P : 1984.16
purchased from the artist, 1731; on loan from the Victoria Art Gallery, Bath