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Hugh Cecil Lowther, 5th Earl of Lonsdale

(1857-1944), Sportsman; son of 3rd Earl of Lonsdale

Sitter in 32 portraits
Sportsman. Lowther left Eton aged just twelve to take up outdoor pursuits. On the death of his elder brother George Henry Lowther, in 1882 Lowther became the 5th Earl of Lonsdale. As the first president of the National Sporting Club, he donated the first Lonsdale belt in 1909 for the boxing championship trophy. He was also associated with the management of Arsenal Football club. Lowther devoted his enormous wealth, derived from the Cumberland coalmines, to a life of ostentatious pleasure. His fondness of yellow for his many cars and footmen's livery inspired his nickname 'The Yellow Earl'.

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Hugh Cecil Lowther, 5th Earl of Lonsdale, by Ernest Clarence Elliott, for  Elliott & Fry - NPG Ax39976

Hugh Cecil Lowther, 5th Earl of Lonsdale

by Ernest Clarence Elliott, for Elliott & Fry
collotype, published 1904
NPG Ax39976

"At Cowes: The R.Y.S." (King Edward VII and 5 others)

by Sir Leslie Ward
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 6 December 1894
NPG D44728

Hugh Cecil Lowther, 5th Earl of Lonsdale, published by W.H. Coaten - NPG D37438

Hugh Cecil Lowther, 5th Earl of Lonsdale

published by W.H. Coaten
hand-coloured lithograph, published 1895
NPG D37438

"A Masters' Meet"

by Sir Leslie Ward
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 28 November 1895
NPG D44779

'Kirby Gate' The Quorn, by Cuthbert Bradley - NPG D45094

'Kirby Gate' The Quorn

by Cuthbert Bradley
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 28 November 1901
NPG D45094

A Fox Hunting Constellation, by 'Bede' - NPG D45304

A Fox Hunting Constellation

by 'Bede'
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 7 December 1905
NPG D45304

Hugh Cecil Lowther, 5th Earl of Lonsdale ('Men of the Day. No. 2277.

Hugh Cecil Lowther, 5th Earl of Lonsdale ('Men of the Day. No. 2277. "the Horse has no better friend."')

by (Richard) Wallace Hester ('W. Hester', 'Hester', 'WH' and 'WH-')
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 19 June 1912
NPG D45667

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