Portrait of Benjamin Gray (1676 – 1764)

Made:
1745-1755

The Worshipful Company of Clockmakers/Clarissa Bruce
© The Clockmakers’ Charity

Portrait of Benjamin Gray (1676 – 1764), oil on canvas, attributed to J. Davison, mid 18th century.

Gray is first recorded as working in St. Martin’s-in-the-Fields in 1716. By 1752 he had moved to 74 Pall Mall. He made fine quality clocks and watches, and in 1743 was appointed Watchmaker in Ordinary to the King. In the same year he went into partnership with François Justin Vulliamy. He was probably the first to make pedometers in London.

Clockmakers' Museum No. B1081

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Details

Category:
Clockmakers
Object Number:
L2016-2316
Materials:
OIl paint, canvas and wood (unidentified)
type:
portrait
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • visual and verbal communication
  • oil painting - visual work
  • visual and verbal communication
  • processes and techniques
  • painting techniques
credit:
Lent by the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers

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