About this image
He was born the son of Charles Stanhope, 3rd Earl of Harrington and Lady Jane Stanhope (nee Fleming).
Entered the Coldstream Guards in 1795 and became Captain of the 10th (Prince of Wales's Own) Regiment of (Light) Dragoons in 1799. In 1803, was Major of the Queen's Rangers; and in 1807 Lieutenant Colonel 3rd West India Regiment.
He designed his own clothes and the Petersham coat is named after him.
Married Miss Foote (see DCHQ200527), a Covent Garden actress on 7th April 1831. She was an actress prior to her marriage to the Earl.
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.