[Drawn portrait of Philip Dormer, 4th Earl of Chesterfield? with view of Chesterfield's home on South Audley Street]This View of the Rt. Hon.ble the Earl of Chesterfield's House, near Hyde Park, taken from ye Park is humbly Dedicated to his Lordship by his L.ps most obedient Servant Ed.d J.n Eyre.
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Sheet with drawn portrait and engraved view, sheet 355 x 290mm (14 x 11½"). Fine. Engraving trimmed inside image, losing text on right; portrait of Thomas Tenison verso.
Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th earl of Chesterfield (1694-1773), politician and diplomatist and also patron of literature and the arts. Stanhope was ambassador to The Hague from 1728, and was subsequently rewarded with the Order of the Garter and the position of Lord Steward. He was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Ireland in 1745 and Secretary of State in 1755. Chesterfield married George I's daughter Petronilla Melusina von der Schulenberg, a marriage which brought a windfall that Chesterfield put towards completing the magnificent house shown here. Situated on South Audley Street in London's Mayfair, then directly facing Hyde Park, it was given its grand opening in 1752. Demolished in 1937, the house was replaced by a block of flats appropriately named Chesterfield House.
For engraving of Chesterfield's house individually see ref. 9547.
[Ref: 38646] £240.00