Lord George and Lady Evelyn Stanhope
Lord George and Lady Evelyn Stanhope


Lord George and Lady Evelyn Stanhope

1839 United Kingdom

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Lord George and Lady Evelyn Stanhope, the children of the 6th Earl of Chesterfield

Lord George was the only son of George Stanhope, 6th Earl of Chesterfield and his wife The Hon. Anne Elizabeth Forester. He became a soldier and was raised to Lieutenant in the Royal Horse Guards. After retiring in 1855 he sat in the House of Commons and House of Lords. He played cricket and was the founding member of and the first President of the Derbyshire County Cricket Club. In 1871 he stayed at Londesborough Lodge, with among others, the Prince of Wales. Both he and the Prince contracted typhoid, whilst the Prince recovered George died of his illness. Lady Evelyn, George's sister, (1834-75) married Henry Herbert, 4th Earl of Carnarvon, in 1861. Henry was Secretary of State for the Colonies twice and served as Lord Lt of Ireland.

Alfred Edward Chalon RA (15 February 1780 – 3 October 1860) was a Swiss portrait painter. He lived in London where he was noticed by Queen Victoria.

With his brother John James Chalon (1778–1854), Alfred became an artist. Entered at the Royal Academy in 1797, he joined the Associated Artists in Water-Colours, a group of aquarellists. In the Academy, he was elected an associate (ARA) in 1812, then academician (RA) in 1816.

Chalon Known for his portraits of the good society of London, was chosen by Queen Victoria to paint a gift to her mother: Victoria in her State robes going to the House of Lords for her first official act, the prorogation of the Parliament, on 17 July 1837. After this task, Chalon was entitled Portrait Painter in Water Colour to Her Majesty and gained some celebrity.
L. Fairlie’s Portraits of the Children of Nobility a series of engravings, London, 1841 Engraved by W. Edwards
Height 36.20 cm (14.25 inches)
Depth 26.80 cm (10.55 inches)
Stock Code
watercolour on paper
signed and dated on the obverse
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