Philip Henry Stanhope, 4th Earl Stanhope(1781-1855), Man of affairs
Sitter in 5 portraits
Born in 1781, Philip was the eldest son of Charles Stanhope, 3rd Earl Stanhope. He became estranged from his father, who was a widely known supporter of the French Revolution, after rejecting his radical education. Philip was supported in his political career by his father-in-law Robert Smith, First Baron Carrington and by his connection to Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger. His father excluded him as far as possible from his inheritance; however, Philip built his own wealth through business partnerships such as the co-ownership of a sugar plantation in Jamaica. This was worked by 222 enslaved Africans for whom Stanhope was awarded compensation after the abolition of slavery in the British Empire in 1833.
by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 14 December 1830
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