George Engleheart (British, 1750-1829)
Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Grey (1770/1-1797), wearing the uniform of the 12th Regiment of Foot, scarlet coatee with buff coloured facings, gold epaulettes, white cross belt, the belt plate with Royal Insignia GR, white waistcoat, frilled white chemise and black stock, his hair powdered.
Gold frame, the reverse glazed to reveal plaited hair.
Oval, 73mm (2 7/8in) high
Provenance: H. Gordon Bois; Sotheby's, 27 March 1947, lot 127
Sotheby's, 20 January 1975, lot 47
Christie's, 23 March 1982, lot 299
Purchased in 1987
Exhibited: Portrait Miniatures from the Merchiston Collection, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 23 September 11 December 2005, no.37
Literature: Stephen Lloyd, Exhibition Catalogue, 2005, p.66