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Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

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Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

by John Simon, after William Hoare
mezzotint, (circa 1742)
13 3/4 in. x 9 3/4 in. (348 mm x 247 mm) paper size
Given by Sir Herbert Henry Raphael, 1st Bt, 1916
Reference Collection
NPG D19096


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  • William Hoare (1707-1792), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 74 portraits, Sitter in 6 portraits.
  • John Simon (1675-1751), Mezzotint engraver. Artist associated with 213 portraits.

Related worksback to top

  • NPG D1285: Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield (from same plate)

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Events of 1742back to top

Current affairs

Robert Walpole resigns as Prime Minister following the scandal surrounding the alleged rigging of the Chippenham by-election. He is made 1st Earl of Orford. Carteret administration formed with Spencer Compton, 1st Earl of Wilmington as Prime Minister.

Art and science

Composer George Frideric Handel's Messiah is first performed at The Great Music Hall in Dublin. Ranelagh Gardens opens in Chelsea. Writer Edmond Hoyle publishes the definitive rules of whist. James Bradley succeeds Edmond Halley as Astronomer Royal. Painter Charles Jervas' translation of Don Quixote is posthumously published.

International

War of the Austrian Succession: Treaty of Berlin, mediated by Britain, is signed by Maria Theresa of Austria and Frederick II of Prussia, ending the First Silesian War. George II acts as guarantor. Swedish astronomer Anders Celsius proposes 100 degrees between the freezing and boiling points of water.

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