Bust of Philip Dormer of Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield (1694-1773) depicted in this portrait at the height of his career around 1740.
Bust of Philip Dormer of Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield by Peter Richard Hoare, 1740
© English Heritage Photo Library
- 71 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £5,250 ( Total: £21,000)
- Acquired in:
- 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.
John Horan, Co.Galway; Joanna Barnes Fine Art.