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Thomas Philip de Grey, 2nd Earl de Grey (1781-1859), Statesman

Sitter in 9 portraits
In 1786, de Grey succeeded his father as 3rd Baron Grantham of Grantham, and on the death of his maternal aunt in 1833, he became 2nd Earl de Grey. A moderate Tory, he supported Catholic emancipation in the 1820s. He served as First Lord of the Admiralty (1834-5) and was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Ireland in 1841, a post he held for four years. De Grey was colonel commandant of the Yorkshire Hussar Regiment of Cavalry for over forty years, and was an aide-de-camp to William IV and Queen Victoria, Earl de Grey was the first president of the Institute of British Architects, from 1834 until his death in 1859. He designed Wrest House on his Wrest Park estate in Bedfordshire.

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The Trial of Queen Caroline 1820

by Sir George Hayter
oil on canvas, 1820-1823
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 999

D34846

Thomas Philip de Grey, 2nd Earl de Grey

by Unknown artist, printed by Charles Joseph Hullmandel
lithograph, 1819 or after
NPG D34846

D34849

Thomas Philip de Grey, 2nd Earl de Grey

by William Brett, by Samuel Cousins, after William Robinson
mezzotint, (1827)
NPG D34849

D34853

Thomas Philip de Grey, 2nd Earl de Grey

after William Robinson
photographic print, (1827)
NPG D34853

D4034

Thomas Philip de Grey, 2nd Earl de Grey; Frederick John Robinson, 1st Earl of Ripon; Philip Robinson

by Samuel William Reynolds, published by Hodgson, Boys & Graves, sold by Sir Francis Graham Moon, 1st Bt, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1834 (1788)
NPG D4034

D4046

Thomas Philip de Grey, 2nd Earl de Grey; Frederick John Robinson, 1st Earl of Ripon; Philip Robinson

by Samuel William Reynolds, published by Hodgson, Boys & Graves, sold by Sir Francis Graham Moon, 1st Bt, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1834 (1788)
NPG D4046

D34847

Thomas Philip de Grey, 2nd Earl de Grey

by Joseph Brown, published by R. Ryley, published by James Fraser, published by Sir Francis Graham Moon, 1st Bt, after John Wood
stipple engraving, published 1837
NPG D34847

D34848

Thomas Philip de Grey, 2nd Earl de Grey

by Joseph Brown, published by R. Ryley, published by James Fraser, published by Sir Francis Graham Moon, 1st Bt, after John Wood
stipple engraving, published 1837
NPG D34848

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