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Thomas Gray

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Thomas Gray, by Unknown artist, circa 1771-1819 - NPG 781 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Thomas Gray

by Unknown artist
plaster cast of bust, circa 1771-1819
21 1/2 in. (546 mm) high
Given by Joshua W. Butterworth, 1888
Primary Collection
NPG 781

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  • Thomas Gray (1716-1771), Classical scholar and poet. Sitter in 13 portraits.

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The bust may have been intended for the flower garden at Stoke Poges House where Gray was a frequent visitor. The bust probably derives from the profile drawn by William Mason which it closely resembles. 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).

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