Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield KG, PC, MP (1694-1773)
William Hoare of Bath, RA (Eye 1707 – Bath 1792)
Art / Oil paintings
1750 - 1773
Oil on canvas
863 x 686 mm
Place of origin
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Beningbrough Hall, North Yorkshire (Accredited Museum)
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Philip Dormer Stanhope said of himself “I am neither of a melancholy nor a cynical disposition, and am as willing and as apt to be pleased as anybody; but I am sure that since I have had the full use of my reason nobody has ever heard me laugh”.
Oil painting on canvas, Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield KG, PC, MP (1694-1773) by William Hoare of Bath, RA (Eye 1707 – Bath 1792). A half-length portrait, turned to the left, gazing at the spectator, wearing the Order of the Garter. Statesman and author of the famous Chesterfield Letters attempting to instill good breeding in his natural son.
Chesterfield Collection; June 1958 House Sale, Curtis and Henson, lot no 1157; Accepted in lieu of tax from HM Treasury, from the estate of Lady Chesterfield (1878 -1957), in 1958
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William Hoare of Bath, RA (Eye 1707 – Bath 1792), artist of original