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Thomas Gray

10 of 13 portraits of Thomas Gray

Thomas Gray, by James Basire, after  William Mason, and after  Benjamin Wilson, published 1 March 1775 (circa 1771) - NPG D14054 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Thomas Gray

by James Basire, after William Mason, and after Benjamin Wilson
line engraving, published 1 March 1775 (circa 1771)
10 3/4 in. x 8 1/4 in. (274 mm x 208 mm) paper size
Bequeathed by (Frederick) Leverton Harris, 1927
Reference Collection
NPG D14054


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

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  • James Basire (1730-1802), Engraver. Artist associated with 85 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • William Mason (1725-1797), Poet and divine; friend and biographer of Thomas Gray. Artist associated with 9 portraits, Sitter associated with 10 portraits.
  • Benjamin Wilson (1721-1788), Portrait painter and scientist. Artist associated with 43 portraits, Sitter in 5 portraits.