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Title:

Thomas Gray

Maker:

Pond, Arthur; painter; attributed to; British artist, c.1705-1758

Category:

painting

Name:

painting

Date:

probably 1731

School/Style:

British

Technique:

painting (image-making)

Material(s):

oil paint; medium
canvas; support

Technique
Description:

oil on canvas

Dimension(s):

height, 126.3, cm
width, 101.3, cm

Acquisition:

given; 1858; Hazard, Henry

Provenance:

Thomas Gray; bequeathed, 1771, to his cousin May Antobus, who married Thomas Robinson of Cambridge, 1786; passed to her younger sister, Dorothy Comyns (or Comings) of Cambridge (d. 1807); bequeathed to her son, Richard Comyns (or Comings), of Cambridge (d. 1838); bequeathed to his brother-in-law, Henry Hazard, of Cambridge; placed on loan to Pembroke College, Cambridge 1970

Notes:

Engraved: stipple by J. Hopwood, published 1814, figure to the shins only; lettered 'THOMAS GRAY, ann. aet. xv. From an original painting by Richardson in the possession of Robinson Esqr. of Cambridge'

Inscription(s):

; middle, left, book; LOCK (two of them)
; middle, left, book; TEMPLE
label; verso, stretcher; printed; R. Roe, 14 King's Parade, Cambridge; Roe was employed as cleaner and restorer of pictures there are records of his work during the 1860's
; verso; chalk; Fitz Cat. No 31

Exhibition(s):

Treasures of Cambridge. 1959-03-17 - 1959-04-18
Organiser: Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths
Venue: Goldsmith's Hall, London?
Catalogue number: 31

Documentation:

Earp, F.R.. 1902. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Pictures in the Fitzwilliam Museum.Cambridge (Cambs.): p. 166, 167
reproduced, attributed to Jonathan Richardson

, The Fitzwilliam Museum1929. The Principal Pictures in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (1929).London?: p. 163
reproduced

, The Fitzwilliam Museum1912. The Principal Pictures in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.London?: p. 137
reproduced

Goodison, J.W.. 1977. Catalogue of Paintings in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, Vol. III, British School.Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Pressp. 195-196
pl. 6

Toynbee, Paget. 1915. The correspondence of Thomas Gray, Walpole, West and Ashton.
reproduced (frontispiece)

Cecil, Lord David. 1948. Two quiet lives.p. 82
reproduced

Ketton-Cremer, R.W.. 1955. Thomas Gray.p. 8
reproduced

Accession:

Object Number: 8
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(record id: 3769; input: 2000-04-06; modified: 2011-08-02)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/3769





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