Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue
Edward John Gregory (1850-1909), Painter in oils and watercolour
Gregory’s watercolours were thought remarkable for their ‘originality of conception and exquisite qualities of colour’. He exhibited regularly but not ever prolifically: ‘… Mr. Gregory, the quantity of whose production never satisfies his admirers’.
This good-natured, and thoughtful, capable, great burly blond had the most hopelessly disconcerting and amusing stutter that it was ever given to me to hear.… The spirit of compromise was not in Gregory; he made no terms with any word with which he was in difficulty. There was no getting round it; Gregory was intransigent; the word had to be produced – that and no other – though you waited for three mortal minutes, respectfully, considerately, as if you did not notice his travail. It was a relief when the explosion came.
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Referencesback to topBills & Webb 2007
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