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Louis François Roubiliac, 1702–1762
Philip Dormer Stanhope, Fourth Earl of Chesterfield (1694-1773)
ca. 1745
Materials & Techniques:
Overall: 28 x 21 x 11 inches (71.1 x 53.3 x 27.9 cm)

Chiseled on front of base: “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” | A DEO ET REGE"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
head | man | politician | politics | portrait
Associated People:
Stanhope, Philip Dormer, fourth earl of Chesterfield (1694–1773), politician and diplomatist
Not on view
IIIF Manifest:

A Patriotic Gesture, Editorial, Apollo, vol. 122, October 1985, p. 247, fig. 1, N1 A54 122:2 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

Malcolm Baker, The making of portrait busts in the mid-eighteenth century, Roubiliac, Scheemakers and Trinity College, Dublin , Burlington Magazine, vol. 137, December 1995, p. 827, N1 B87 137:3 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

Gordon Balderston, Roubiliac and Lord Chesterfield, Apollo, vol. 121, March 1985, p. 189, N1 A54 121:1 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

Christie's (UK), Christie's sale catalogue : Important Sculpture and Works of Art. Wednesday, April 3, 1985, , Burlington Magazine, vol. 127, 3 April 1985, back cover, N1 B87 127:1 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

Katherine Ada McDowall Esdaile, The life and works of Louis François Roubiliac, Oxford University Press, London, 1928, pp. 90,106, no. xxiii(b), NJ18 R764 E83 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

Kenwood House, Eighteenth Century Portrait Busts, Exhibition at the Iveagh Bequest Kenwood : June to September 1959 , London County Council, London, June to September 1959, p. 23, no. 22, NB1309 L65 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Paul Mellon's Legacy : a passion for British art [large print labels], , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2007, v. 1, N5220 M552 P381 2007 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

Ingrid Roscoe, A biographical dictionary of sculptors in Britain, 1660-1851, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 2009, pp. 1063, 1067, no. 72, NB496 B56 2009 (YCBA) (Wall Shelf 3) Yale electronic resource also available online: Orbis [YCBA]

The Sale Room, Apollo, vol. 122, July 1985, p. 81, pl. 7, N1 A54 122:1 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

Ellis Waterhouse, Sculpture from the Paul Mellon Collection at the British Art Center at Yale, Burlington Magazine, vol. 119, May 1977, p. 351, N1 +B87 Oversize (YCBA) [YCBA]

Margaret Whinney, English Sculpture 1720-1830, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1971, p.86, NB1305 G7 W45 (YCBA) [YCBA]

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