Philip Yorke, 3rd Earl of Hardwicke (1757–1834) (after Sir Thomas Lawrence)
Thomas Phillips, RA (Dudley 1770 – London 1845)
The sitter was the eldest son of Lord Chancellor Yorke, He took a keen interest in antiquarian subjects and was a Trustee of the British Museum. It was he who employed Soane to make the house at Wimpole into a coherent whole, and Repton to transform the park. The 3rd Earl is shown in the robes of the Order of the Garter.
Oil painting on canvas, Philip Yorke, 3rd Earl of Hardwicke (1757-1834) (after Sir Thomas Lawrence) by Thomas Phillips, RA (Dudley 1770 – London 1845). A three-quarter-length portrait of the 3rd Earl, shown in the robes of the Order of the Garter, of which he was dubbed Knight in was rewarded with the Order of the Garter, and in spring 1806 returned to London. The original painting, exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1830 (312), was still in the possession of a member of the family in 1989.
Earl of Hardwicke sale, Christie's, 23rd March 1979, lot 138: bought by the National Art Collections Fund (The Art Fund) for the National Trust
Wimpole Hall, The Yorke Collection (National Trust)
Makers and roles
Thomas Phillips, RA (Dudley 1770 – London 1845), artist after Sir Thomas Lawrence, PRA (Bristol 1769 – London 1830), artist
Garlick 1989 Kenneth Garlick, Sir Thomas Lawrence. A complete catalogue of the oil paintings, Oxford, 1989, pp.204-5, cat. no. 385