[Philip, Earl of Chesterfield].
Mezzotint. Proof before letters. Platemark: 337 x 240mm. (13¼ x 9½"). Large margins on 3 sides, cut at bottom.
Portrait of of Philip, Earl of Chesterfield (1634 – 1714), three-quarter length seated three-quarter to left, pointing with right hand to a paper on a table next to him, left hand on hip. To the left, a window with a view of a landscape with trees. Proof before letters. Philip Stanhope, 2nd Earl of Chesterfield was a peer in the peerage of England. He was the son of Henry Stanhope and Katherine Wotton. He inherited the title of Earl of Chesterfield on the death of his grandfather in 1656. Stanhope was educated by Poliander, Professor of Divinity at Leyden (1640) and at the Prince of Orange's College at Breda. He received a DCL in 1669 from Oxford University.
CS: 16. p.1682.
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