Elizabeth Upton, Baroness Templetown

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Jasperware belt clasp designed by Lady Templeton and Miss Crew for Wedgwood The Walters Art Museum

Elizabeth Upton, Baroness Templetown (1746/47 - 1823) was an English artist whose designs were used by Josiah Wedgwood the potter. She specialised in detailed cut-paper work which adapted well to Wedgwood's jasperware with white bas relief scenes on coloured backgrounds. He first chose one of her designs in 1783, and his 1787 catalogue referred to her "exquisite taste" and "charming groups".[1][2] Several of the designs Wedgwood used have a feminine or domestic theme.[3] She also painted in watercolours and sculpted in clay.[4] Of particular note were her sculptures of family, including grandchildren. A famous bust was made of her son-in-law the Marquess of Bristol.

Born Elizabeth Boughton in Herefordshire, she married Clotworthy Upton, 1st Baron Templetown in 1769. Their family home was Castle Upton in Templepatrick, County Antrim, Ireland. In 1776 her husband became Baron Templetown and she was then addressed as Lady Templetown.

Lady Templetown stayed in Rome a lot towards the end of her life, dying in 1823.[5] Her brother, Charles, was a Member of Parliament.

Her children included:

  • Elizabeth Albana Upton, who married Frederick, 1st Marquess of Bristol