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Hugh Cecil Lowther, 5th Earl of Lonsdale (1857-1944), Sportsman

Sitter in 22 portraits
Sportsman. Lowther left Eton aged just twelve to take up outdoor pursuits. On the death of his elder brother, in 1882 Lowther became the 5th Earl of Lonsdale. As the first president of the National Sporting Club, he donated the first Lonsdale belt in 1909 for the boxing championship trophy. He was also associated with the management of Arsenal Football club. Lowther devoted his enormous wealth, derived from the Cumberland coalmines, to a life of ostentatious pleasure. His fondness of yellow for his many cars and footmen's livery inspired his nickname 'The Yellow Earl'.

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P975

Hugh Cecil Lowther, 5th Earl of Lonsdale

by Walter Benington
vintage chlorobromide print, 1920s
NPG P975

Ax39976

Hugh Cecil Lowther, 5th Earl of Lonsdale

by Ernest Clarence Elliott, for Elliott & Fry
collotype, published 1904
NPG Ax39976

x82155

Hugh Cecil Lowther, 5th Earl of Lonsdale

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate glass copy negative, 1920s
NPG x82155

x138260

Hugh Cecil Lowther, 5th Earl of Lonsdale

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 13 June 1928
NPG x138260

x124392

Hugh Cecil Lowther, 5th Earl of Lonsdale

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 13 June 1928
NPG x124392

D37438

Hugh Cecil Lowther, 5th Earl of Lonsdale

published by W.H. Coaten
hand-coloured lithograph, published 1895
NPG D37438

D9626

Mr. Punch's Fair of British Industries

by Sir (John) Bernard Partridge
ink and watercolour on artists' board, 1928
NPG D9626

D23336

Hugh Cecil Lowther, 5th Earl of Lonsdale

by Mark Wayner (Weiner)
lithograph, published 1931
NPG D23336

x197821

Hugh Cecil Lowther, 5th Earl of Lonsdale

published by Rapid Photo Co
vintage bromide postcard print, 1900s
NPG x197821

x20138

Hugh Cecil Lowther, 5th Earl of Lonsdale

by Ernest Clarence Elliott, for Elliott & Fry
collotype, published 1904
NPG x20138

x80436

Hugh Cecil Lowther, 5th Earl of Lonsdale

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 11 December 1914
NPG x80436

x80437

Hugh Cecil Lowther, 5th Earl of Lonsdale

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 11 December 1914
NPG x80437

x24603

Hugh Cecil Lowther, 5th Earl of Lonsdale

by Howard Coster
10 x 8 inch film negative, 1929
NPG x24603