© National Portrait Gallery, London
Philip Stanhope, 5th Earl Stanhope
by Frederick Christian Lewis Sr, after Joseph Slater Click on the links below to find out more
stipple engraving, 1833 or after
11 in. x 9 in. (278 mm x 228 mm) plate size; 22 5/8 in. x 17 1/2 in. (575 mm x 443 mm) paper size
Given by Grillion's Club, 1903
- Philip Stanhope, 5th Earl Stanhope (1805-1875), Historian; founding member and first chairman of the Trustees of the National Portrait Gallery and Conservative politician; MP for Hertford. Sitter in 23 portraits.
- Frederick Christian Lewis Sr (1779-1856), Engraver and landscape painter. Artist associated with 192 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Joseph Slater (circa 1779-1837), Painter and draughtsman. Artist associated with 127 portraits.
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