(1803 - 1878)
Francis Grant was active/lived in United Kingdom. Francis Grant is known for portrait painting.
Biography Francis Grant
Sir Francis Grant was the most fashionable portrait painter of his day.
He painted royalty and aristocracy, as well as many leading figures in
the legal and literary worlds, and the Church. His subjects included
Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, Palmerston, Disraeli, Lord John
Russell, Sidney Herbert and Lord Derby. Grant was
educated at Harrow, and as a young man, having quickly run through an
inheritance of £10,000, he had hopes of repairing his fortunes at the
bar. However, as Sir Walter Scott observed, 'law is not a profession so
easily acquired, nor did Frank's talents lie in that direction. His
passion for painting turned out better.' As an artist Grant was largely
self-taught, learning by copying the Old Masters.
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