George Harry Grey, 6th Earl of Stamford (1765-1845)
George Romney (Dalton-in-Furness 1734 – Kendal 1802)
The sitter was the son of George Harry Grey, 5th Earl of Stamford (1737-1819) and Lady Henrietta Cavendish-Bentinck (1737-1827), daughter of the 2nd Duke of Portland. In 1797 he married Lady Henrietta Charlotte Elizabeth Charteris (1773 - 30 January 1838), daughter of Francis Wemyss, Lord Elcho, 8th Earl of Wemyss. She bore him five children. The earl was responsible for the alterations at Dunham Massey carried out by the architect John Shaw in the 1820s. Sittings for the portrait are recorded on various occasions in 1790. The portrait was dispatched to Dunham Massey in June that year.
Oil painting on canvas, George Harry Grey, sixth Earl of Stamford (1765-1845) by George Romney (Dalton-in-Furness 1734 – Kendal 1802). 1790-1793. Full-length portrait of a man, standing, turned to the right, gazing at the spectator, in a landscape, wearing black coat, buckskin breeches and black boots with brown turn-ups, his hat in his left hand, a switch in his right; grey, frizzed, shoulder-length powdered hair; background of autumn foliage. He married Lady Henrietta Charteris, daughter of Francis, Lord Elcho.
Bequeathed to the National Trust with the house, estate and all the contents of Dunham Massey by Roger Grey, 10th Earl of Stamford (1896 - 1976)
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George Romney (Dalton-in-Furness 1734 – Kendal 1802), artist