Lady Hester Lucy Stanhope (1776-1839) traveller

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Lebanon
    City: Beirut
    Place: British Embassy

    The traveller Lady Hester Lucy Stanhope (1776-1839) is here represented in her usual costume, that of an Arab chieftain, and she smokes a long pipe.

  • About the artist
    Charles Joseph Hullmandel was born in London; the son of a German composer and musician. He trained as an artist in Paris, before travelling on the continent. In 1817 he met J. A. Senefelder, the inventor of lithography, in Munich and changed the course of his career. His earliest published lithographs were ‘Twenty-Four Views of Italy’ (1818) and soon after this project he set up a lithographic press at his home in Great Marlborough Street. From then he worked as a lithographic draughtsman and printer. Most major improvements to lithography in Britain of the 1820s and ‘30s are attributed to him and he became the finest lithographer and most prolific printer. In 1827 he married flower painter Valentine Bartholomew. He died in London aged 61.
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    People
    Stanhope, Lady Hester Lucy
    Places
    Materials & Techniques
    lithograph
  • Details
    Title
    Lady Hester Lucy Stanhope (1776-1839) traveller
    Date
    Medium
    Lithograph
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Suckling and Co., May 1953
    GAC number
    2140