Saturday, 4 June 2016

Group of Wax Portrait Reliefs of the Stanhope Family by Isaac Gosset, 1745.

A Group of Wax Portrait Reliefs of the Stanhope Family

by Isaac Gosset (1713 - 99).
 1745.
Provenance - By descent in the Stanhope Family now with the Trustees Chevening Estate.
At Chevening, Kent.
 




 
Lady Grizel Baillie, (1665 - 1746).
98 x 80 mm.
 
For The Household Book of Lady Grisell Baillie (1692 - 1733) see
 
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The Hon. George Baillie ( d. 1738).
From a portrait at Mellerstain House.
Husband of Lady Grizel Baillie
Inscribed on the back of the frame.
11 x 78 mm.
 
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Grisel, Lady Murray (1693 - 1759).
 
 
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Rachel, Lady Binning (1696 - 1773).
 
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Grisel, Countess Stanhope (1719 - 1811).
 
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Thomas, 7th Earl of Haddington (1721 - 94).
 
 
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Philip, 2nd Earl Stanhope (1714 - 86).
 
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Hon. Rachel Hamilton (d.1797).
 

 
 
 
The Auctioneers say Rachel Hamilton by Alan Ramsay c 1740 - I am not convinced!
 
 
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Portrait of Rachel Hamilton with her brother Charles
by Alan Ramsay.
1740.
at Mellerstain. 
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Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield (1694 - 1773).
Inscribed on the frame at the back Philip, Earl of Chesterfield, Gosset fecit. 1745.
100 x 78 mm.
 
This wax relief is very obviously an adaptation based on the medallion depicted below -
 
This might also suggest a close link between Dassier and the Gosset family. 
 
 
 
Medallion of Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield
 
  by Jaques Antoine Dassier, dated on the reverse 1743.
 
Bronze 55 mm.
 
For much more on the medallions of Dassier see -
 
 

 
 
Marble bust of Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield.
Louis Francois Roubiliac.
1745
 
Purchased by the National Portrait Gallery in 1985.
 

 
 
NPG says this bust of Lord Chesterfield is signed and dated 1745, ad vivum (from the life). Sittings must have taken place after Chesterfield's return from his diplomatic mission to The Hague (May 1745) and before his departure to take up office as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (July 1745).
 
© National Portrait Gallery, London

 
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 Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield
 
 Portrait of Philip Dormer Stanhope, Lord Chesterfield
Alan Ramsay
British Museum, Beningborough Hall.
 
 
 
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