Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

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

Whig politician; succeeded as 2nd Earl of Upper Ossory [I] 1758; MP 1767-94; FRS 1780, FSA 1793; created Baron Upper Ossory [GB] 1794; though he loved gaming and Newmarket, he ‘had good sense without vanity, and good nature without weakness’ (G. E. Cockayne, The Complete Peerage); one of the pall-bearers at Joshua Reynolds’s funeral; older brother of Richard Fitzpatrick.

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.