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
Historian and statesman. Stanhope oversaw the establishment of the National Portrait Gallery in 1856. Between 1846 and 1875 he also served as President of the Society of Antiquaries.