About this image
Print of portrait of '2nd Earl of Chesterfield' (Philip Stanhope 1633-1714), taken from an original picture in crayons in the collection of the Earl of Harrington, made by E Bocquet, published by John White, Fleet Street and John Scott, Strand 1 July 1806.
Philip Stanhope was the son of Henry Stanhope, Lord Stanhope and his wife, Katherine Wotton. He inherited the title of Earl of Chesterfield on the death of his grandfather in 1656.
He was Lord Chamberlain to Catherine of Braganza (1662û1665) and a member of her Council (1670). He was Colonel of a regiment of foot (1667, 1682), a Privy Councillor (1681) and the Warden of the royal forests south of Trent (1679).
Buried in Shelford, Nottinghamshire.
This image is one of a collection by the famous local antiquarian, Thomas Bateman, of Middleton by Youlgreave. (1821-1861). Bateman organized his collection by inserting them into a 4 volume copy of Lysons Magna Britannia, Derbyshire, creating a fascinating and unique illustrated record of the county. The purchase of the collection for Derbyshire Libraries was made possible by the generous bequest of Miss Frances Webb of Whaley Bridge, well known local historian, who died in December 2006.