[Ireland] The Right hon.ble John Ponsonby,one of his Majesty's most hon.ble Privy Council, unanimously chosen Speaker, of the hon.ble House of Commons in three successive Parliaments; six times one of the Lord's Justices, & 27 years, one of the Chief Commiss.rs & Governers of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland.
Mezzotint. Rare. Platemark: 350 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾"). Small margins.
A portrait of Irish Politician John Ponsonby (1713 - 1787), the second son of 1st Earl of Bessborough, Brabazon Ponsonby. In 1743 he married Elizabeth Canvendish, daughter of the 3rd Duke of Devonshire. Ponsonby was a member of the Irish House of Commons, becoming its speaker in 1756 and was Comissioner of the Revenue of Ireland from 1756 - 1771.
Ex collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd. Chaloner Smith: 1. II/II.
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