The Hon. John Grey (1743-1802)
||Oil on canvas
||736 x 609 mm (29 x 24 in)
|Place of origin
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.
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)
Makers and roles
Joseph Wright of Derby, ARA (Derby 1734 - Derby 1797), artist