Bust of Philip Dormer of Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield by Peter Richard Hoare

Bust of Philip Dormer of Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield (1694-1773) depicted in this portrait at the height of his career around 1740.

Details

Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
71 cm
Art Fund grant:
£5,250 ( Total: £21,000)
Acquired in:
1992
Vendor:
Joanna Barnes Fine Art

Hoare depicts him 'al antica', in part perhaps a compliment to his reputation for oratory and wit, and also a reflection of the influence on Hoare of the Flemish sculptor Peter Scheemakers, with whom he trained.

Provenance

John Horan, Co.Galway; Joanna Barnes Fine Art.

Venue details

Ranger's House - The Wernher Collection Chesterfield Walk, Blackheath, LONDON London SE10 8QX 020 8853 0035 www.english-heritage.org.uk/Rangershouse

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £7.60)

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