Lord Grey of Groby, later 5th Earl of Stamford (1737-1819) and his Travelling Companion, Sir Henry Mainwaring, 4th Bt (1726-1797) (after Sir Nathaniel Dance-Holland RA)
Theresia Concordia Mengs (Ústí nad Labem 1725 – Rome 1808)
Portrait miniature, watercolour painting on ivory, Lord Grey of Groby, later 5th Earl of Stamford (1737-1819) and Sir Henry Mainwaring (1726-1797) by Theresia Concordia Mengs (Ústí nad Labem 1725 – Rome 1808) (after Sir Nathaniel Dance-Holland RA), 1760. Rectangular. Two full-length portraits, Mainwaring on the left, standing, turned to the right, speaking to his companion, wearing a blue coat with gold braiding, a scarlet waistcoat also with gold braiding, wearing a tricorn hat, Lord Grey sitting on a stone seat on the right, turned to the left, wearing a scarlet coat with gold braiding with his tricorn hat held on his right knee. Rocks and vegetation behind him, distant view of a city on the left which is dominated by a domed building, cloudy sky. Mainwaring was Lord Grey's travel companion and lived at Peckover Hall, Cheshire. This is a miniature version of the painting depicting Lord Grey and Sir Henry Mainwaring by Nathaniel Dance (NT 932400).
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Theresia Concordia Mengs (Ústí nad Labem 1725 – Rome 1808), miniaturist after Sir Nathaniel Dance-Holland RA (London 1735 – Winchester 1811), artist
Souvenirs of the Grand Tour, Wildenstein, London, 1982, no.35