George Harry Grey, 5th Earl of Stamford (1737-1819)
Anton Raphael Mengs (Aussig 1728 – Rome 1779)
Oil painting on canvas, George Harry Grey, 5th Earl of Stamford (1737-1819) by Anton Raphael Mengs (Aussig 1728 – Rome 1779), inscribed, upper right, in a later hand (same yellow hand as DUN.P.20 and DUN.P.28), with name of sitter and date 1768: George Harry 5th / Earl of Stamford / in 1768 by Mengs, circa 1760-1768 A three-quarter-length portrait, of a man turned to the right, gazing at the spectator, standing, an open book in his left hand, his right hand on his hip, wearing a scarlet coat and waistcoat with gold braiding coat, white stock with lace frilled edge and white lace cuffs, short brown wig, tied at the back. Stands before a stone wall, with a glimpse of vegetation on the left.
Sir John Foley Grey, Christie's Feb. 27, 1931, lot 133; 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
Anton Raphael Mengs (Aussig 1728 – Rome 1779), artist
Souvenirs of the Grand Tour, Wildenstein, London, 1982, no.34
Roettgen 1993 Steffi Roettgen, Anton Raphael Mengs 1728-1779 and his British Patrons, London, 1993, p.64, No.9, illus. p.65