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Sir Peter Lely

Portrait of Philip Stanhope, 2nd Earl of Chesterfield (1634–1714) |《菲利普・斯坦霍普,切斯特菲爾德伯爵二世(1634–1714年)肖像》

Estimate:

150,000

to
- 200,000 GBP

The Property of a Nobleman | 私人收藏

Sir Peter Lely

Sir Peter Lely

Portrait of Philip Stanhope, 2nd Earl of Chesterfield (1634–1714) |《菲利普・斯坦霍普,切斯特菲爾德伯爵二世(1634–1714年)肖像》

Portrait of Philip Stanhope, 2nd Earl of Chesterfield (1634–1714) |《菲利普・斯坦霍普,切斯特菲爾德伯爵二世(1634–1714年)肖像》

Estimate:

150,000

to
- 200,000 GBP

Lot sold:

226,800

GBP

The Property of a Nobleman

私人收藏

Sir Peter Lely

彼得・萊利爵士

Soest 1618 - 1680 London

Portrait of Philip Stanhope, 2nd Earl of Chesterfield (1634–1714)

《菲利普・斯坦霍普,切斯特菲爾德伯爵二世(1634–1714年)肖像》


oil on canvas

油彩畫布

127 x 103.5 cm.; 50 x 40 ¾ in.

127 x 103.5 公分;50 x 40 ¾ 英寸

The following condition report is provided by Henry Gentle who is an external specialist and not an employee of Sotheby's:


Sir Peter Lely Portrait of Philip, 2nd Earl of Chesterfield The original canvas has an aged lining.

It has degraded and there is reduced tension and a degraded tacking edge. The paint layer is raised and unstable in places. Under u-v light recent scattered restoration can be discerned on top of a degraded and discoloured varnish. Beneath the discoloured varnish the paint layer is very well preserved and mostly in good original condition. The texture and impasted highlights are in a good preserved state and the bravura and spontaneous brushstrokes are unaffected. Some minor thinness to some of the darker passages is visible.,e.g the sitter's hair, the foliage and the left edge of the over hanging rock. Removal of the varnish would reveal chromatic and tonal values to be well preserved.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Commissioned by the sitter and thence by descent to his daughter, Lady Mary Stanhope (1674–1704), who married the Rt Hon. Thomas Coke (1674–1727), of Melbourne Hall, Derbyshire, in 1698; 

Thomas Coke married, secondly, Elizabeth Hales (d. 1722), a Maid of Honour to Queen Anne;

By descent to their son, George Lewis Coke (1715–1751);

By inheritance to his sister, Charlotte, wife of Sir Matthew Lamb, 1st Bt (1705–1768); 

By descent to their son, Peniston Lamb, 1st Viscount Melbourne (1745–1828);

By descent to his son, William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne (1779–1848), Prime Minister of Great Britain;

By inheritance to his brother, Frederick Lamb, 3rd Viscount Melbourne (1782–1853);

By inheritance to their sister, Emily Lamb, wife of Peter Clavering-Cowper, 5th Earl Cowper (1778–1837), later Viscountess Palmerston;

By inheritance to their son, George Cowper, 6th Earl Cowper (1806–1856);

By inheritance to his youngest daughter, Lady Amabel Cowper (1846–1906), who married, Admiral of the Fleet, Lord Walter Kerr (1839–1927);

By descent to their son, Captain Andrew William Kerr (1877–1929), who married Marie Constance Kerr (1889–1929);

By descent to their son, Peter Kerr, 12th Marquess of Lothian (1922–2004);

Thence by descent to the present owner.

Pictures at Melbourne Hall, Melbourne Ms., 1841, no. 9, unpaginated (as hanging in the Dining Room);

History of Melbourne, typescript Melbourne Ms., 1852, p. 188 (listed as hanging in the Dining Room); 

Inventory of Household Furniture & Effects at Melbourne Hall, March 25th 1858, Melbourne Ms., 1858, unpaginated (listed as hanging in the Dining Room);

C.H. Collins Baker, Lely & the Stuart Portrait Painters, 2 vols, London 1912, vol. II, p. 128, no. 143; 

R.B. Beckett, Lely, London 1951, p. 39, no. 92;

O. Millar, Sir Peter Lely, exh. cat., National Portrait Gallery, London, 1978, p. 55 (discussed under the pendant portrait of his wife, no. 34).