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GEORGE ROMNEY(after)19th century portrait The Hon.Reverend Anchitel Grey as a Boy

GEORGE ROMNEY(after)19th century portrait The Hon.Reverend Anchitel Grey as a Boy

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A fine painting after George Romney of The Hon.Reverend Anchitel Grey (1774 – 1833) as a Boy
The painting depicts a boy aged about ten, standing, turned to the left, gazing at the spectator, wearing a blue coat, and white linen collar, a spaniel with its paws on his chest. Shoulder length brown hair. Trees in the background on the right, distant horizon with cloudy sky on the left.
The sitter was the third son of George Harry Grey, 5th Earl of Stamford (1765-1845) and Lady Henrietta Cavendish-Bentinck (died 4th June 1827), daughter of the 2nd Duke of Portland. He was the Prebendary of Durham from 1809 to 1820. Sittings for this portrait are recorded in Romney’s notebook of 1781.

The original of this painting was 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)
Housed in a gilt frame ,the overall size is 81 cm x 93 cm ,whilst the painting is 73 x 60cm.
old label verso inscribed 'Portrait of Boy with Dog by Romney, Lined 1918', indicating the canvas was relined in this year.

George Romney was an English portrait painter. He was the most fashionable artist of his day, painting many leading society figures – including his artistic muse, Emma Hamilton, mistress of Lord Nelson.
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