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Sir James Hope Grant (1808-1875), General; brother of Sir Francis Grant

Sitter in 7 portraits
Sir James Hope Grant started his military career with the 9th Lancers in 1826. He served as an officer in most of the major campaigns in China and India, and eventually advanced to the rank of major-general. Grant has been described as one of the most formidable soldiers of his day and the deadliest fighter of his time. He famously claimed that one of his promotions was the result of his performance skills on the cello, as he entertained the General on the lengthy sea voyage to China.