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Francis Grant

 (1803 - 1878)
Francis Grant was active/lived in United Kingdom.  Francis Grant is known for portrait painting.

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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.   ...  Displaying 750 of 1117 characters.

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PORTRAIT OF LADY VICTORIA LEVESON-GOWER (1867-1953) ON HER PONY LADY WHITWORTH
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Portrait of Thomas Dundas, 2nd Earl of Zetland, KG (1795-1873), full-length, in a black coat with a grey horse in a landscape
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