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Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield (1694-1773), Statesman

Sitter associated with 15 portraits
Chesterfield was a shrewd politician, noted for his fine oratory, (which he modelled on his beloved Cicero), a caustic and untiring opponent of Sir Robert Walpole, and an enlightened Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. A patron of literature who offended Dr Johnson, Chesterfield was an ardent Francophile and an intimate friend of Montesquieu as well as Alexander Pope, and an urbane man of the world whose stoic philosophy of life and belief in the cultivation of the graces are enshrined in the celebrated Letters to his Son, published after his death.

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Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

by Louis Francois Roubiliac
marble bust, 1745
On display in Room 10 at the National Portrait Gallery
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D29486

Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

after Unknown artist
line engraving, mid 18th century
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D33065

Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

by John Brooks, after William Hoare
mezzotint, mid 18th century
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D33066

Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

by John Brooks, after William Hoare
mezzotint, mid 18th century
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D1285

Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

by John Simon, after William Hoare
mezzotint, (circa 1742)
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D17871

George II and his officials

by Thomas Jefferys
line and stipple engraving, circa 1746-1760
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D8364

Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

after Unknown artist
line engraving, late 18th century
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D17065

Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

published by John Ryall
line engraving, published 7 November 1780
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D2066

Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

after Ozias Humphry
stipple engraving, published 1801
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D2067

Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

after Ozias Humphry
stipple engraving, published 1801
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D19096

Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

by John Simon, after William Hoare
mezzotint, (circa 1742)
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D14630

Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

published by John Hinton, after William Hoare
line engraving, published circa 1766-1781
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