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Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue

William Stanhope, 1st Earl of Harrington (1683?-1756), Diplomat and statesman

Diplomat (distantly related to the 1st Earl Stanhope); served in the army intermittently from 1710; created Baron Harrington following the successful negotiation of the Treaty of Seville, 1730; secretary of state, 1730-42 and 1746; created Earl, 1742; general of the foot, 1747; lord lieutenant of Ireland, 1746-50.

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.