Thomas Robinson, 2nd Baron Grantham (1738-1786)

Gilbert Stuart (North Kingstown, Rhode Island 1755 - Boston 1828)
National Trust Inventory Number 872138

Category Paintings
Date circa 1785 - circa 1786
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 762 x 635 mm (30 x 25 in)
Place of origin
Collection Saltram, Devon (Accredited Museum)
On show at Saltram, Devon, South West, National Trust

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas, Thomas Robinson, 2nd Baron Grantham (1738–1786) by Gilbert Stuart (North Kingstown, Rhode Island 1755 - Boston 1828), inscribed bottom right: Stuart, pinxit 1781. Thomas Robinson was the brother of Theresa, wife of Lord Boringdon. He married Mary, daughter of the 2nd Earl of Hardwicke and was the father of two sons, who became respectively Earl de Grey and Marquess of Ripon.

Provenance

Accepted by the Treasury in part payment of death-duties from the executors of Edmund Robert Parker, 4th Earl of Morley (1877–1951) and transferred to the Trust in 1957

Marks and inscriptions

Recto: in black, bottom left: Thos. Ld. Grantham
Recto: bottom right: Stuart, pinxit 1781

Makers and roles

Gilbert Stuart (North Kingstown, Rhode Island 1755 - Boston 1828), artist

References

Saltram, Devon, 1967 The Saltram Collection, Plympton, Devon [National Trust; F. St. John Gore], 1967, p.53;pp.58-59

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