Historical Portraits Picture Archive

Portrait of Jocelyn Third Earl of Roden 1830c.

Frederick Say 

Portrait of Jocelyn Third Earl of Roden, Frederick Say
Oil on canvas
19th Century
30 x 25 inches 76 x 63.5cm
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Say enjoyed a popular and fashionable practice in the early nineteenth century, and in addition to Lord Roden his sitters included King George IV, Earl Grey and the Marquess of Normanby. He exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1826 to 1854.

Lord Roden was a fervent Unionist who was elected on the Knights of the Order of St Patrick in 1821. His support for Protestant religious societies was well known, and he himself preached to the congregation in the chapel at his house Tullymore Park, Castlewellan County Down. His activity with the Orange Order, however, of which he was eventually elected Grand-Master finally enveloped him in controversy, and after ‘an affray’ between Catholics and Orangemen at Dolly’s Brae near Castlewellan in which several men were killed he was censured by a commission of inquiry and removed from his place on the Commission of the Peace. Lord Roden died in Edinburgh in March 1870 and was succeeded by his grandson Robert Viscount Jocelyn.
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