CHESTERFIELD, PHILIP DORMER STANHOPE, fourth Earl of (1694-1773, politician, wit, letter writer and
Lot 30
CHESTERFIELD, FOURTH EARL OF, PHILIP DORMER STANHOPE, (1694-1773, politician, wit, letter writer and collector of literary portraits) PORTRAIT, CIRCLE OF WILLIAM HOARE R.A. OF BATH (1707/8-1792),
Sold for £7,200 (US$ 11,300) inc. premium

Lot Details
CHESTERFIELD, FOURTH EARL OF, PHILIP DORMER STANHOPE, (1694-1773, politician, wit, letter writer and collector of literary portraits)
PORTRAIT, CIRCLE OF WILLIAM HOARE R.A. OF BATH (1707/8-1792),
oil on canvas, half-length, wearing the sash and star of the Garter, inscribed top left [probably later] 'Philip 4th Earl of Chesterfield Obt 1773' and in an early hand on the verso 'Philip Earl of Chesterfield Ld Lieutenant of Ireland', 29 x 24 in (73.7 x 61 cm).

Footnotes

  • A portrait after the pastel by William Hoare now in the The Victoria and Albert Museum. Chesterfield was one of Hoare's first influential patrons. This painting is reproduced in Evelyn Newby, William Hoare of Bath R.A., Victoria Portrait Gallery, Bath, 1990.
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