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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Thomas Philip de Grey, 2nd Earl de Grey (1781-1859), Statesman

First Lord of the Admiralty 1834-5, Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland 1841-4; KG 1844.

’A nobleman of great wealth and fine temper, with some perceptions of heart, but perhaps a little too much of the beau sabreur’ (Lord Houghton cit. Complete Peerage, IV, 117d).

This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Walker, Regency Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, 1985, 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.