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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

Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter in 23 portraits
Philip Stanhope was a historian, politician and one of the founding trustees of the National Portrait Gallery acting as its Chairman for its first twenty years. With the wealth provided by his father, raised through the profits from a sugar plantation in the then slave colony of Jamaica, he spent much of his early life travelling throughout Europe, only later entering politics through the encouragement of his father. During his political career, he was also a prolific historian and biographer. Philip was wary of political office, declining several cabinet positions including the Duchy of Lancaster. Towards the end of his career he progressed into the Lords where he moved a motion in 1856 to create ‘a Gallery of the Portraits of the most eminent Persons in British History'. Subsequently, the National Portrait Gallery was formed.

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Philip Stanhope, 5th Earl Stanhope, by Henry Hugh Armstead, after  Lawrence Macdonald - NPG 499

Philip Stanhope, 5th Earl Stanhope

by Henry Hugh Armstead, after Lawrence Macdonald
marble bust, late 19th century, based on a work of 1854
NPG 499

Philip Stanhope, 5th Earl Stanhope, by Herbert Watkins - NPG P301(7)

Philip Stanhope, 5th Earl Stanhope

by Herbert Watkins
albumen print, arched top, 7 March 1857
NPG P301(7)

Philip Stanhope, 5th Earl Stanhope, by Caldesi, Blanford & Co - NPG Ax30354

Philip Stanhope, 5th Earl Stanhope

by Caldesi, Blanford & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG Ax30354

Philip Stanhope, 5th Earl Stanhope, by Caldesi, Blanford & Co - NPG Ax30357

Philip Stanhope, 5th Earl Stanhope

by Caldesi, Blanford & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG Ax30357

Philip Stanhope, 5th Earl Stanhope, by Disdéri - NPG Ax30358

Philip Stanhope, 5th Earl Stanhope

by Disdéri
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1860
NPG Ax30358

Philip Stanhope, 5th Earl Stanhope, by Disdéri - NPG Ax30359

Philip Stanhope, 5th Earl Stanhope

by Disdéri
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1860
NPG Ax30359

Philip Stanhope, 5th Earl Stanhope, by Disdéri - NPG Ax10016

Philip Stanhope, 5th Earl Stanhope

by Disdéri
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1860
NPG Ax10016

Philip Stanhope, 5th Earl Stanhope, by Maull & Polyblank - NPG Ax30352

Philip Stanhope, 5th Earl Stanhope

by Maull & Polyblank
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1862
NPG Ax30352

Philip Stanhope, 5th Earl Stanhope, by Maull & Polyblank - NPG Ax30355

Philip Stanhope, 5th Earl Stanhope

by Maull & Polyblank
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1862
NPG Ax30355

Philip Stanhope, 5th Earl Stanhope, by Maull & Polyblank - NPG Ax7443

Philip Stanhope, 5th Earl Stanhope

by Maull & Polyblank
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1862
NPG Ax7443

Philip Stanhope, 5th Earl Stanhope, by Ernest Edwards - NPG Ax30353

Philip Stanhope, 5th Earl Stanhope

by Ernest Edwards
albumen carte-de-visite, 1863
NPG Ax30353

Philip Stanhope, 5th Earl Stanhope, by Ernest Edwards, published by  Lovell Reeve & Co - NPG Ax13820

Philip Stanhope, 5th Earl Stanhope

by Ernest Edwards, published by Lovell Reeve & Co
albumen print, published 1863
NPG Ax13820

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