Charles, 2nd Earl and 4th Baron Talbot, K.G. (1777-1849) was appointed Viceroy of Ireland on the retirement of Lord Whitworth and held that post until 1821. He was also Lord Lieutenant of Staffordshire and a Knight of the Garter. He married Frances Thomasine Lambart, eldest daughter of Charles Lambart, of Beau Parc, Co. Meath, in 1800. A similarly composed portrait of the sitter by Ansdell, of almost identical size, signed and dated 1841, was recorded in the collection of the Marquess of Lothian. The Talbot and Lothian families were closely connected by marriage. Charles, 2nd Earl Talbot's daughter, Cecil, married John, Marquess of Lothian, in 1831 and his grandaughter, Constance, married William, 8th Marquess of Lothian in 1857.