2 of 13 portraits of Thomas Gray
by James Basire, after William Mason
pencil, (circa 1771)
10 1/4 in. x 8 in. (260 mm x 203 mm)
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This profile portrait is wreathed by two semi-circular boughs of bay, celebrating Gray as a poet. More detailed information on this portrait is available in a National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue, John Kerslake's Early Georgian Portraits (1977, out of print).