Cf. P.D. Gordon Pugh, Staffordshire Portrait Figures Of The Victorian Era (1970), p. B196, fig. 53. Fitzgerald was an Irish Nationalist and member of the 'United Irishmen' involved in organising a French invasion of Ireland in the late 1790's. The plot was betrayed and Fitzgerald was condemed as a traitor and died from injuries received from his seizure by the Dublin police.