- Also known as
Henry Peter Standly
primary name: Standly, Henry Peter
other name: Standley, Henry Peter
- individual; legal; collector; British; Male
- Life dates
- 1809 fl-1844 c.died
- 5 King's Bench Walk, Temple (1825)
11 Paper Buildings, Temple, London (1828)
Paxton Place, St Neots, Hunts
- Barrister, called to the Bar, 1809; leading Hogarth collector (Nicholls,1833). Although often misspelled Standley, his name was Standly (see the 1845 catalogue). Sold and gave a number of Hogarth prints to the BM in the 1820s (see Central Archives):
February 1825, Trustees paid Standly £17.10s.6d. for 48 Hogarth prints (PD 1825,0212.1 to 48);
June 1825, Standly gave prints after two Hogarth drawings and bought the subscription ticket for the Election series for the BM for £3.6s.;
February 1826, Trustees agreed to spend £100, but in the event only spent £80, at his sale of duplicates at Stewart, Wheatley and Adlard on 22-25 of that month (PD 1826,0313.1 to 40);
1828 gave two more prints after drawings in his collection (Dr Ward giving advice to Dr Misaubin and Tartuffe's Banquet).
Standly's collection was sold 14 April 1845 at Christie's. It contained very large groups of prints after Reynolds and Lawrence, and a major Hogarth collection. Lots 217 to 254 were described as "A very curious and interesting collection of prints, etchings, drawings and autographs, to illustrate the Royal Academy, and other Exhibition Catalogues of London, from the year 1760 to 1843. Originally formed by John Thomas Smith, but considerably increased by Mr Standly."
Standly must have been a friend of Smith (hence his gifts to the BM), and presumably acquired this collection directly from him.
- Posthumous sale of coins, Christie's 5-8 March 1845
ditto drawings and prints, Christie's 14-22 April 1845
See also comment on Anon Lugt 2844a.