Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue
Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield (1694-1773), Statesman
'He was very short, disproportioned, thick, and clumsily made; had a broad, rough-featured, ugly face, with black teeth, and a head big enough for a Polyphemus,’ according to Hervey who relates that one Ben Ashurst told Chesterfield he looked, 'like a stunted giant'. 
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Referencesback to topDobrée (ed.) 1932
The Letters of Philip Dormer Stanhope 4th Earl of Chesterfield, ed. B. Dobrée, 1932.
Sedgwick (ed.) 1931
Some Materials Towards Memoirs of the Reign of King George II by John, Lord Hervey, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1931.
H. A. Tipping, English Homes Period IV, II, 1928.
This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Kerslake, Early Georgian Portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1977, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.