Charles Turner after James Ramsay
Hugh, Viscount Ebrington
15 x 19 inches
A half-length mezzotint portrait of Viscount Ebrington by Turner after Ramsay; published in London in 1830.
Hugh, Viscount Ebrington (1783-1861) was a prominent Whig and liberal politician, very active in British political life during the first half of the C19th. He originally joined the pro-Revolutionary Whig party but became increasingly concerned about the effects that military involvement was having on British society and broke away to form the Young Whigs. He was very involved in the discussions leading up to the Great Reform Act of 1832 and in its execution thereafter.