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Philip Stanhope, 5th Earl Stanhope

Philip Stanhope, 5th Earl Stanhope, by Henry Hugh Armstead; Lawrence Macdonald, late 19th century, based on a work of 1854 -NPG 499 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Philip Stanhope, 5th Earl Stanhope

by Henry Hugh Armstead, after Lawrence Macdonald
late 19th century, based on a work of 1854
29 1/2 in. (749 mm) high
NPG 499

This portraitback to top

The original bust by Macdonald is at Chevening, the home of the Stanhopes; it was sketched by G. Scharf, Sir George Scharf's Sketch Books (NPG archives), XCIII, 83, and is reproduced H. Ward, History of the Athenaeum (1926), facing p 74. Another undated bust of Stanhope by Macdonald is also at Chevening, for which see R. Gunnis, Dictionary of British Sculptors (1953), p 249. Armstead executed a medallion of Stanhope for the Home Office building (see his letter to Scharf of 6 February 1875, NPG archives).

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Commissioned and presented by the sitter's son, the 6th Earl Stanhope, 1878.


This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Ormond, Early Victorian Portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1973, 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.

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