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John William Ponsonby, 4th Earl of Bessborough

(1781-1847), Politician; MP for several constituencies

Sitter associated with 37 portraits
Ponsonby entered Parliament as Baron Duncannon in 1834. He served in several senior government posts including Home Secretary and Lord Privy Seal. He was also briefly Lord Lieutenant of Ireland under Lord John Russell. The Ponsonby family formed an integral part of the Whig political and social network and Duncannon was related to many of the leading figures who supported the Whig cause.

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Jonah Thrown Overboard, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41484

Jonah Thrown Overboard

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 21 July 1838
NPG D41484

Scene from Macbeth - Banquo's Ghost, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41496

Scene from Macbeth - Banquo's Ghost

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 3 December 1838
NPG D41496

Another Peep Into the Play Ground, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41500

Another Peep Into the Play Ground

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 31 December 1838
NPG D41500

Coach-Dinner - Castle Inn - Windsor, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41501

Coach-Dinner - Castle Inn - Windsor

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 31 December 1838
NPG D41501

Playing Off a Practical Joke upon an Old Friend, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41511

Playing Off a Practical Joke upon an Old Friend

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 25 February 1839
NPG D41511

Men of Feeling!, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41540

Men of Feeling!

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 1 August 1839
NPG D41540

An Irish Wake, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41552

An Irish Wake

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 8 November 1839
NPG D41552

Omnibus Race, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41567

Omnibus Race

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 9 April 1840
NPG D41567

Breaking up for the Vacation, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41584

Breaking up for the Vacation

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 11 August 1840
NPG D41584

The New Pasha of Egypt (John William Ponsonby, 4th Earl of Bessborough; Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston), by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41597

The New Pasha of Egypt (John William Ponsonby, 4th Earl of Bessborough; Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston)

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 3 December 1840
NPG D41597

Stothard's admired picture of "The Procession of the Flitch of Bacon". Somewhat Metamorphosed!, by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Thomas McLean, printed by  General Lithographic Establishment, after  Thomas Stothard - NPG D33637

Stothard's admired picture of "The Procession of the Flitch of Bacon". Somewhat Metamorphosed!

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean, printed by General Lithographic Establishment, after Thomas Stothard
lithograph, published 11 February 1841
NPG D33637

Stothard's admired picture of "The Procession of the Flitch of Bacon". Somewhat Metamorphosed!, by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Thomas McLean, printed by  General Lithographic Establishment, after  Thomas Stothard - NPG D41603

Stothard's admired picture of "The Procession of the Flitch of Bacon". Somewhat Metamorphosed!

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean, printed by General Lithographic Establishment, after Thomas Stothard
lithograph, published 11 February 1841
NPG D41603

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Another Peep Into the Play Ground

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 31 December 1838
NPG D46343

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Coach-Dinner - Castle Inn - Windsor

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 31 December 1838
NPG D46344

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The political see-saw!

lithograph, published 14 January 1838
NPG D46373

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Christmas Show

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by General Lithographic Establishment, published by Thomas McLean
tinted lithograph, published 28 December 1844
NPG D46365

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