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Frederick Ponsonby, 3rd Earl of Bessborough

3 of 4 portraits of Frederick Ponsonby, 3rd Earl of Bessborough

Frederick Ponsonby, 3rd Earl of Bessborough, by Joseph Grozer, published by  William Austin, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds, published 31 March 1786 (1785) - NPG D15273 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Frederick Ponsonby, 3rd Earl of Bessborough

by Joseph Grozer, published by William Austin, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 31 March 1786 (1785)
15 1/2 in. x 11 in. (394 mm x 280 mm) paper size
Bequeathed by (Frederick) Leverton Harris, 1927
Reference Collection
NPG D15273


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  • William Austin (1721-1820), Drawing master and engraver. Artist associated with 14 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Joseph Grozer (circa 1755-1798), Mezzotint engraver. Artist associated with 27 portraits.
  • Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792), Painter and first President of the Royal Academy. Artist associated with 1413 portraits, Sitter associated with 38 portraits.