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

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.

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