The Hon. John Grey (1743-1802)

Joseph Wright of Derby, ARA (Derby 1734 - Derby 1797)
National Trust Inventory Number 932296

Category Art / Oil paintings
Date circa 1764
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 736 x 609 mm (29 x 24 in)
Place of origin England
Collection Dunham Massey, Cheshire (Accredited Museum)
On show at Dunham Massey, Cheshire, North West, National Trust

The Hon. John Grey was the third son of Harry Grey, 4th Earl of Stamford (1715-1768) and Mary Booth (1704-72) daughter of the 2nd Earl of Warrington. He married Susannah Leycester, (d.1832) daughter of Ralph Leycester of Toft, Cheshire.

This is apparently an unrecorded portrait by Wright, who seems to have had a brief season painting Cambridge undergraduates around 1762/63.

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas, The Hon. John Grey (1743-1802) by Joseph Wright of Derby, ARA (Derby 1734 - Derby 1797), circa 1764. A half-length portrait of a youth, turned to the right, gazing at the spectator, wearing nobleman's dress at Cambridge: blue silk coat with gold braiding, his right hand held forward. Short brown hair. A younger son of the 4th Earl of Stamford. It was his grandson who became the 8th Earl. He married in 1773 Susannah daughter of Ralph Leycester of Toft, Cheshire.


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)

Credit line

Dunham Massey, The Stamford Collection (National Trust)

Makers and roles

Joseph Wright of Derby, ARA (Derby 1734 - Derby 1797), artist

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