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Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

John Fitzpatrick, 2nd Earl of Upper Ossory (1745-1818), Irish Peer and politician: MP for Bedfordshire

c.1750
Painting by George Knapton, as a child with his brother and sister. Woburn Abbey (illus. Biog. Cat., 1892, II, pt. 1, f.p.1).

1763
Painting by Richard Brompton, Edward Duke of York with his Friends in Venice, includes Lord Ossory in the centre of a group of three on the right. Royal Collection (Sir Oliver Millar, The Later Georgian Pictures in the Collection of Her Majesty The Queen, I, 1969, no.689, pl.8). A repetition, formerly at Ampthill, was painted for Lord Ossory, exhibited Society of Artists, London, 1767 (14).

1767
Painting by Joshua Reynolds, three-quarter length seated. Lord Castletown in 1899 (D. Mannings, Sir Joshua Reynolds, I, 2000, no.633). Engraved S. W. Reynolds 1820. Version sold Christie’s, 4 November 1949, lot 95. A watercolour copy by William Skelton formerly at Holland House (cat., 1904, no.474).
A drawing, formerly at Holland House (cat., 1904, no.278), was inscribed verso: an original sketch of Ld Ossory, done by Sir Joshua Reynolds at Ampthill, Given to me [Lord Holland] by Lord Ossory;

1798
Drawing by Henry Edridge, three-quarter length seated. Formerly at Holland House, from the St Anne’s Hill House sale, Phillips, 3rd day, 26 November 1924, lot 506 (one of the five friends of Fox by Edridge, lots 505-507). A copy in the Lewis Walpole Library, Farmington.

1800
Painting by Thomas Phillips, half length in peer’s robes. Formerly at Ampthill. A reduced version in a private collection (from Christie’s, 30 May 1974, lot 293).

1806
Drawing by William Lane, half-length seated. Formerly at Holland House (cat., 1904, no.87). Engraved W. Skelton. The source for NPG 2076.

c.1813
Drawing by William Lane, Mr Fox and his Friends, see NPG 2076.

1814
Portrait by William Lane, exhibited RA 1814 (472) with another of his brother General Fitzpatrick; see NPG 2076.

1818
Medallion incorporated in his monument by Richard Westmacott jr. in St James’s, Grafton Underwood, Northants. (illus. M. Busco, Sir Richard Westmacott, 1994, p 136).

Undated
Silhouette by Charles Rosenberg, sold Christie’s, 12 May 1993, lot 56.



This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Ingamells, National Portrait Gallery: Mid-Georgian Portraits 1760-1790, National Portrait Gallery, 2004, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.