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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey (1764-1845), Prime Minister

This does not include the pencil caricatures by John Doyle in the British Museum, for which see L. Binyon, Catalogue of Drawings by British Artists, II (1900).

1784
Painting by G. Romney. Eton College, Windsor.
Reproduced L. Cust, Eton College Portraits (1910), plate XI, facing p 22.

Painting by G. Romney. Collection of Lady Mary Howick, Howick.

Reproduced H. Ward and W. Roberts, Romney (1904), II, facing 66.

1789
Anonymous engraving, published W. Jones, 1789 (example in NPG).

1793
Painting by Sir T. Lawrence. Collection of Lady Mary Howick.
Exhibited RA, 1793 (614), and SKM, 1867 (860). Engraved by W. Dickinson, published W. Austin, 1794 (example in British Museum). A copy of this or the 1828 portrait (see below) is at Castle Howard.

1794
Drawing by H. Bone (based on the painting by Lawrence of 1793). NPG (Bone's Drawings, III, 2).
Engraved by Hopwood, published H. Symonds, 1807 (example in NPG).

1795
Anonymous engraving, published B. Crosby, 1795 (example in NPG).

1803
Bust by J. Nollekens. Collection of the Duke of Bedford, Woburn Abbey.

1804
Bust by J. Nollekens. Collection of Major Whitbread, Southill.
Exhibited RA, 1804 (947).

Anonymous engraving, published R. Phillips, 1804 (example in NPG), for 'Public Characters'.

1805
Painting by Sir T. Lawrence. Collection of Mr and Mrs Fielding Marshall.
Possibly the painting exhibited RA, 1805 (96): see Walpole Society, XXXIX (1962-4), 95.

1809
Painting by J. Northcote. Collection of Major Whitbread, Southill.
See Northcote's 'Commonplace Book' (MS, NPG archives), p 30, which also lists a repetition for Grey's friend, Samuel Whitbread, who commissioned the original.

1810
Painting by Sir W.Beechey. Offered to the NPG in 1860 and 1870.
Sketched by G. Scharf, Sir George Scharf's Trustees' Sketch Books (NPG archives), IV, 30.

Painting by T. Phillips. Collection of Earl Spencer, Althorp.
Listed in Phillips' 'Sitters Book' (copy of original MS, NPG archives), under 1810.
Engraved by C. Turner, published A. Molteno, 1811 (example in NPG).

1811
Painting by T. Phillips (replica of portrait above). Ilchester collection.
Listed in Phillips 'Sitters Book', under 1811. Engraved by R. Hicks, published P. Jackson (example in NPG).

1816
Engraving by S. W. Reynolds, after J. R. Smith, published E. Orme, 1816 (example in British Museum).

1820-1
Paintings by T. Phillips (see NPG 4137).

1820
'The House of Lords, 1820' by Sir G. Hayter (NPG 999).

'The Trial of Queen Caroline, 1820', water-colour by R. Bowyer, A. Pugin, and J. Stephanoff. Houses of Parliament. Engraved by J. G. Murray, published Bowyer, 1823 (example in British Museum).

c.1820-1
Painting (in peer's robes) by J. Jackson. Collection of the Earl of Jersey.
Probably the portrait exhibited RA, 1821 (58).

1823
Anonymous engraving, published 1823 (example in British Museum), for The Unique.

c.1825
Bust by W. Behnes. Exhibited RA, 1825 (1008).
Silver medal after this by W. Bain, exhibited RA, 1832 (1055).

c.1826
Painting by J. Jackson. Victoria and Albert Museum.
Engraved by W. J. Ward, published W. Ward, 1833 (example in NPG). Probably the portrait exhibited RA, 1826 (82).

1827
Marble bust by T. Campbell. Palace of Westminster, London.

1828
Painting by Sir T. Lawrence. Collection of Lady Mary Howick.
Exhibited RA, 1828 (158), and VE, 1892 (4). Reproduced G. M. Trevelyan, Lord Grey of the Reform Bill (1920), frontispiece. Engraved by S. Cousins, published Colnaghi, 1830, and by others (examples in NPG). Other versions (see NPG 1190).

c.1828
Miniature by Sir W. C. Ross. Exhibited RA, 1828 (881).

1830
Painting by Sir D. Wilkie. Collection of Captain Leggatt, 1860.
Sketched by G. Scharf, Sir George Scharf's Trustees' Sketch Books (NPG archives), IV, 13.

After 1830
Drawing by Sir F. Chantrey (NPG 316a(59)).

1831
Marble bust by T. Campbell. Collection of Lady Mary Howick.
Exhibited RA, 1832 (1219). Another bust by Campbell is in the Royal Collection.

1832
'The Reform Bill Receiving the King's Assent' by S. W. Reynolds. Houses of Parliament. Engraved by W. Walker and S. W. Reynolds junior, published Walker, 1836 (example in NPG). The painting is based on a drawing by J. Doyle, also in the Houses of Parliament.

'The Reform Banquet, 1832' by B. R. Haydon. Collection of Lady Mary Howick. Etched by F. Bromley, published J. C. Bromley, 1835 (example in NPG); engraved and published by J. C. Bromley, 1837 (example in British Museum). For studies and other portraits by Haydon (see NPG 3784).

c.1832
Bust by J. Francis. Exhibited RA, 1832 (1148).

Marble cabinet statue by J. Francis. Exhibited RA, 1832 (1226).

Lithograph by T. C. Wilson (holding Reform Bill), published S. Gans (example in NPG).

'William IV Holding a Council', lithograph by J. Knight (example in British Museum).

Anonymous engraving (holding Reform Bill) (example in NPG).

1833
Painting by F. R. Say. Ex-collections of Sir Robert Peel and the Earl of Rosebery, sold Sotheby's, 12 December 1956 (lot 67), bought Lord Lambton. Exhibited RA, 1833 (28).
Engraved by W. Say, published Ackermann, 1833 (example in NPG).

'The House of Commons, 1833' by Sir G. Hayter (NPG 54).

c.1835
Model for a statue by S. Gahagan. Exhibited RA, 1835 (1094).

1837
'The First Council of Queen Victoria' by Sir D. Wilkie. Royal Collection.
Exhibited RA, 1838 (60). Reproduced Sir H. Maxwell, Sixty Years a Queen (1897), p 5. Engraved by C. Fox, published F. G. Moon, 1839 (example in British Museum).

Marble bust by E. H. Baily. Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Exhibited RA, 1837 (1273).

c.1837
Painting by J. Ramsay. Literary and Philosophical Society, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Exhibited RA, 1837 (311).

Monument by J. and B. Green. Exhibited RA, 1837 (1152).

Bust by Sir J. Steell. Exhibited RA, 1837 (1264).

1838
Marble statue by T. Campbell. Collection of Lady Mary Howick.
Sketch exhibited RA, 1831 (1180).

Statue by E. H. Baily. Grey Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
A sketch of the statue exhibited RA, 1839 (1257). A new head for the statue by R. Hedley was erected, 1948, after destruction of the first by lightning, 1941.

1839
Bust by Sir J. Steell. Council Hall, Edinburgh.
Another bust by Steell is in the collection of Lady Mary Howick.

1845
Two woodcuts published ILN, VII (1845), 57 and 60.

1853
Bust by C. Moore. Eton College, Windsor.

Undated
Painting by H. H. Emmerson. Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Painting by J. Lonsdale. Formerly in the collection of Sir Robert Peel.
See Gentleman's Magazine, XXVII (1847), 290 (V); the writer may have confused this with the 1833 portrait by F. R. Say (see above).

Painting called Grey by J. Northcote. Collection of Major Whitbread.

Miniature by J. Hayter. Collection of L. S. Stroud, 1897.

Bronze bust by an unknown artist. Wellington Museum, Apsley House, London.

Wax cast by an unknown artist. Formerly Holland House, London.

Engravings by H. Cook, and by J. Brown, after R. Scanlan (examples in NPG).

Various lithographs and engravings (examples in NPG and British Museum).



This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Ormond, Early Victorian Portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1973, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.