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Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey

18 of 33 portraits on display in Room 20 at the National Portrait Gallery

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, attributed to Thomas Phillips, circa 1820 - NPG 4137 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey

attributed to Thomas Phillips
oil on canvas, circa 1820
50 1/4 in. x 39 3/4 in. (1276 mm x 1010 mm)
Purchased, 1960
Primary Collection
NPG 4137

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  • Thomas Phillips (1770-1845), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 215 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.

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Shown here with his peer's robes, Grey was a traditional Whig aristocrat who was neither a radical nor republican. He saw reform as a means of preserving a balanced constitution and deflecting revolution in Britain. His moderate politics and clever strategy helped finally quell divisions in the party and secure the Reform Bill's passage.

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