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Hugh Cecil Lowther, 5th Earl of Lonsdale

(1857-1944), Sportsman; son of 3rd Earl of Lonsdale

Sitter in 29 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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Hugh Cecil Lowther, 5th Earl of Lonsdale, by Walter Benington - NPG P975

Hugh Cecil Lowther, 5th Earl of Lonsdale

by Walter Benington
vintage chlorobromide print, 1920s
NPG P975

Hugh Cecil Lowther, 5th Earl of Lonsdale, published by Rapid Photo Co - NPG x197821

Hugh Cecil Lowther, 5th Earl of Lonsdale

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

Hugh Cecil Lowther, 5th Earl of Lonsdale, by Ernest Clarence Elliott, for  Elliott & Fry - NPG Ax39976

Hugh Cecil Lowther, 5th Earl of Lonsdale

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

Hugh Cecil Lowther, 5th Earl of Lonsdale, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x82155

Hugh Cecil Lowther, 5th Earl of Lonsdale

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

Hugh Cecil Lowther, 5th Earl of Lonsdale, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x138260

Hugh Cecil Lowther, 5th Earl of Lonsdale

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

Hugh Cecil Lowther, 5th Earl of Lonsdale, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x124392

Hugh Cecil Lowther, 5th Earl of Lonsdale

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

Hugh Cecil Lowther, 5th Earl of Lonsdale ('Statesmen. No. 492.'), by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG D44287

Hugh Cecil Lowther, 5th Earl of Lonsdale ('Statesmen. No. 492.')

by Sir Leslie Ward
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 10 July 1886
NPG D44287

Hugh Cecil Lowther, 5th Earl of Lonsdale, published by W.H. Coaten - NPG D37438

Hugh Cecil Lowther, 5th Earl of Lonsdale

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

Hugh Cecil Lowther, 5th Earl of Lonsdale ('Men of the Day. No. 2277.

Hugh Cecil Lowther, 5th Earl of Lonsdale ('Men of the Day. No. 2277. "the Horse has no better friend."')

by (Richard) Wallace Hester ('W. Hester', 'Hester', 'WH' and 'WH-')
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 19 June 1912
NPG D45667

Hugh Cecil Lowther, 5th Earl of Lonsdale, by Alexander ('Alick') Penrose Forbes Ritchie - NPG D2679

Hugh Cecil Lowther, 5th Earl of Lonsdale

by Alexander ('Alick') Penrose Forbes Ritchie
colour relief halftone cigarette card, 1926
NPG D2679

'Mr. Punch's Fair of British Industries', by Sir (John) Bernard Partridge - NPG D9626

'Mr. Punch's Fair of British Industries'

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

Hugh Cecil Lowther, 5th Earl of Lonsdale, by Mark Wayner (Weiner) - NPG D23336

Hugh Cecil Lowther, 5th Earl of Lonsdale

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

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Hugh Cecil Lowther, 5th Earl of Lonsdale

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

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