The La Salle University Art Museum in Philadelphia recently acquired a painting attributed to Benjamin Haydon (1786–1846). The staff have some cause to believe it’s a portrait of the Stanhope family. Charles Stanhope, the 3rd Earl Stanhope (1753–1816), invented a type of printing press that bears his name. He had three sons and a few daughters.
Might anyone be conducting research relevant to the painting?
Feel free to respond with a comment below or email Susan directly, firstname.lastname@example.org. –CH
Yesterday, Arlene Leis posted a question to C18-L regarding this print. Since, however, the list (like most listservs) doesn’t allow for attachments, I thought it might be useful to include the query here. -CH
This small picture (10 x 12 cm) is from a lady’s pocket book, circa 1780. Tents are set-up around the garden wall, but in the middle are rows of tiny triangles. Does anyone know what these might be? Also, I would appreciate any information pertaining to the camp set up in the museum’s garden.
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