William Henry Gregory Vanity Fair Print 1871
Original Lithograph with the caption at the bottom of the print: An Art Critic
He was an Anglo-Irish writer and politician, who is now less remembered than his wife Lady Gregory Augusta, the playwright, co-founder and Director of Dublin’s Abbey Theatre, literary hostess and folklorist. The only child of Robert Gregory and Elizabeth Gregory (née O’Hara from Raheen, 1799 – 7 January 1877), William Gregory was born at the Under-Secretary’s residence, Ashtown Lodge, Phoenix Park, Dublin. From 1830 to 1835 he attended Harrow, where he was an award-winning student. He entered Christ Church, Oxford in 1836, but left three years later without receiving a degree. William’ father, Robert, had been an improving landlord who died of a fever contracted while visiting his tenants during the Great Famine in 1847.
Published: 30-Dec-1871 Signed by: Unsigned . Dimensions approximately 23cm x 35cm.
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