Sir Guy Carleton, circa 1763

Caption: Sir Guy Carleton, circa 1763

Guy Carleton (1724-1808) first came to Canada as the Quartermaster General of General James Wolfe’s army. Carleton’s future career in Canada was to be considerable as he was twice its governor, the first term being from 1766 to 1778, the second from 1786 to 1796. He was knighted in 1776 following his successful defence of Quebec against the Americans in 1775-1776. He is shown in the uniform of his 72nd Foot, scarlet faced with scarlet trimmed with gold lace, which would date this portrait by an unknown artist in a private collection between 1758 and 1763.