John Ponsonby, 5th Earl of Bessborough(1809-1880), Man of affairs
Sitter associated with 3 portraits
- Frederick Ponsonby, 3rd Earl of Bessborough (grandfather)
- Henrietta Frances ('Harriet') Ponsonby (née Spencer), Countess of Bessborough (grandmother)
- John William Ponsonby, 4th Earl of Bessborough (father)
- Caroline Amelia Ponsonby (née Gordon-Lennox), Countess of Bessborough (wife)
- Frederick George Brabazon Ponsonby, 6th Earl of Bessborough (brother)
- William Ponsonby, 1st Baron de Mauley (uncle)
- Lady Caroline Lamb (aunt)
- Sir Frederic Cavendish Ponsonby (uncle)
- Hon. Gerald Henry Brabazon Ponsonby (brother)
- Sir Spencer Cecil Brabazon Ponsonby-Fane (né Ponsonby) (brother)
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