Wm. V Fitz - Gerald [facsimile signature]The Right Honble. W. R. Vesey Fitz-Gerald. Engraved from the original picture presented to him by the inhabitants of Horsham and others, on his departure from England to assume the Governorship of Bombay.
London Published by Thomas Mc.Lean, 7 Haymarket, and Thomas Jull, Horsham, Decb. 12th. 1867.
Mixed-method engraving. 492 x 386mm. 19" 1/3 x 15¼".
Sir William Robert Seymour Vesey-FitzGerald, GCSI, GCIE PC (1818 – 28 June 1885) was a British politician and Member of Parliament for Horsham. FitzGerald was an illegitimate child of William Vesey-FitzGerald, 2nd Baron FitzGerald and Vesey. He studied at both Christ Church, Oxford and Oriel College, Oxford, graduating with a degree in Classics in 1837. FitzGerald was elected member for Horsham in 1848, but was unseated on petition. In 1852 he was once again elected for Horsham and was able to hold the seat until 1865. During this time he served as Under Secretary for Foreign Affairs. In 1866, he was appointed as Governor of Bombay and was elevated to the Privy Council of the United Kingdom and made a Knight Commander of the Order of the Star of India and Knight Grand Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire. On his return to Britain, he again served Horsham as MP from 1874 to 1875. In 1875 he was appointed Chief Charity Commissioner.
AP: 42. LP: 25. PSA.
[Ref: 8309] £120.00