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FDA-P.102-2010

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Title

The Tomb of Gray, Stoke Pogis [sic], Bucks.
Gray's Tomb at Stoke Poges

Title Type

assigned by artist
assigned by cataloguer

Comments

'Gray's tomb', in the churchyard of St Giles' parish church, Stoke Poges, was erected for Gray's aunt, Mary Antrobus, who died in 1749. It also contains the remains of Gray's mother Dorothy Gray, who died in 1753 (an inscription records the poet's bereavement at her loss). At his own request, Thomas Gray's remains were interred there on 6 August 1771, following his death on 30 July. The neighbouring tomb, seen here to the right of Gray’s tomb, contains the remains of Sara Duckworth, wife of the vicar of St Giles from 1754.

Description

Dimensions

height (sight size): 665mm
width (sight size): 504mm

Material

oil paint
wood

Materials & techniques note

oil on panel

Physical description

Modern gilt frame

Production

Date

c.1797

History and association

Object history note

Provenance: Anon. sale, Christie's, 27 March 1981; from which sale purchased by MCM on behalf of Eton College

Exhibited: Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London, 1797, catalogue number 313
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