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Thomas Grieve

20 of 266 portraits by Alfred, Count D'Orsay

Thomas Grieve, by Alfred, Count D'Orsay, 1836 -NPG 4026(32) - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Thomas Grieve

by Alfred, Count D'Orsay
1836
10 7/8 in. x 8 1/8 in. (276 mm x 206 mm)
NPG 4026(32)

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Signed and dated (lower right): d'Orsay fecit./1836. London -
Inscribed (lower left): Mr Grieve.

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It is not certain which brother this drawing represents. The only other recorded portrait of either of them is a water-colour of William in the Garrick Club, London, exhibited Victorian Era Exhibition, 1897, 'Music and Drama Section' (604). A comparison between this and the NPG drawing is not conclusive either way.

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Gore House Sale, Phillips, 7-26 May 1849 (lot 1263), bought in; purchased by Sir Thomas Phillips, through T. & W. Boone of New Bond Street, under-bidders at the sale; Phillipps Sale, Sotheby’s, 13 February 1950 (lots 215 and 216).


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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