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Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey

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Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, by Sir Thomas Lawrence, based on a work from the mid 19th century -NPG 1190 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey

after Sir Thomas Lawrence
based on a work from the mid 19th century
30 in. x 24 3/4 in. (762 mm x 629 mm)
NPG 1190

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This is a copy of the three-quarter length portrait of Grey by Lawrence in the collection of Lady Mary Howick, exhibited RA, 1828 (158), and SKM, 1868 (310), engraved by S. Cousins, published Colnaghi, 1830 (example in NPG). The NPG portrait is clearly not from Lawrence's hand. Another version of the portrait (similar in size to the original) was sold at Parke-Bernet, New York, 20 May 1960 (228), reproduced in sale catalogue. A copy is in the collection of F. D. Berkeley.

Referenceback to top

Garlick 1962-4
K. Garlick, 'Lawrence Catalogue', Walpole Society, XXXIX (1962-4), 95.

Physical descriptionback to top

Dark eyes, greyish hair. Dressed in a white stock and shirt and dark coat. Red curtain behind, except lower left and bottom right where greenish-brown.

Provenanceback to top

Messrs Leggatt, purchased from them, 1899.


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.

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