Richard Hely-Hutchinson, 1st Earl of Donoughmore(1756-1825), Advocate of Catholic emancipation
Sitter in 2 portraits
Hely-Hutchinson entered the Irish Parliament as an MP in 1776. On his mother's death in 1788, Hely-Hutchinson succeeded to her barony of Donoughmore. He was a strong supporter of Catholic emancipation and the Anglo-Irish union. In 1821 Hely-Hutchinson was made Viscount Hutchinson in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. He was a leading advocate of Catholic relief in the House of Lords, where he presented many petitions from Irish Catholics.
by Sir George Hayter
ink and pencil, circa 1820
View a wide collection of video content on our YouTube channel from past projects to our latest films.
Artist and sitter interviews
Get insights into creating portraiture from BP Portrait Award 2020 artists and their sitters.
Watch our film created to say ‘goodbye’ to the Gallery before we closed for our major transformation project.