London, South Kensington
19 November 1998
After Sir Joshua Reynolds, P.R.A.
A Portrait of the Honourable Leicester Fitzgerald Stanhope, three-quarter length, beating a Drum
inscribed 'The Hon, Leicester Fitz. Gerald Stanhope - The last Picture Sr Joshua Reynolds Painted'
28¾ x 23¾in. (73 x 60.3cm.)
see colour illustration
From the family of the sitter
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Painted in 1788. The Honourable Leicester Stanhope (1784-1862) 3rd son of Charles, 3rd Earl of Harrington, succeeded as 5th Earl, 1851. Wrongly stated in a later inscription on the picture to be the last portrait painted by Reynolds.
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