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James Rannie Swinton (1816-1888), Portrait painter

Artist associated with 62 portraits
James Rannie Swinton studied art at Edinburgh's Trustee's Academy before moving to London in 1840 and enrolling at the Royal Academy schools. Later the same year he travelled to Italy, where he remained for the next three years. In Rome, he established himself as a popular portrait painter, specialising in the portrayal of fashionable society ladies. On returning to London Swinton soon became one of the most sought after portrait painters of the day. He painted many society ladies and eminent men including Louis Napoleon, later Napoleon III. He exhibited frequently at the Royal Academy from 1844 until 1874.

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Mary Somerville

by James Rannie Swinton
chalk, 1848
NPG 690

D35285

Princess Marie of Baden, Duchess of Hamilton

by Henry Thomas Ryall, after James Rannie Swinton
stipple engraving, mid 19th century
NPG D35285

D37027

John Wilson

by Thomas Fairland, printed by M & N Hanhart, after James Rannie Swinton
hand-coloured lithograph, (1844)
NPG D37027

D22475

Unknown woman

by Richard James Lane, after James Rannie Swinton
lithograph, 1844
NPG D22475

D21685

Sir Henry Robert Dukinfield

by Richard James Lane, after James Rannie Swinton
lithograph, 1845 (1844)
NPG D21685

D22206

Sir Henry Robert Dukinfield

by Richard James Lane, after James Rannie Swinton
lithograph, 1845 (1844)
NPG D22206

D22245

Mrs Laurence

by Richard James Lane, after James Rannie Swinton
lithograph, (1854)
NPG D22245

D21994

Emma Sophia (née Edgecumbe), Countess Brownlow

by Richard James Lane, printed by M & N Hanhart, after James Rannie Swinton
lithograph, 1846 (1846)
NPG D21994

D22180

Emma Sophia (née Edgecumbe), Countess Brownlow

by Richard James Lane, printed by M & N Hanhart, after James Rannie Swinton
lithograph, (1846)
NPG D22180

D21997

Frances ('Fanny') Elizabeth Byng

by Richard James Lane, after James Rannie Swinton
lithograph, 1847
NPG D21997

D21712

John Frederick Campbell, 1st Earl Cawdor

by Richard James Lane, after James Rannie Swinton
lithograph, 1848 (1848)
NPG D21712

D22186

John Frederick Campbell, 1st Earl Cawdor

by Richard James Lane, after James Rannie Swinton
lithograph, 1848 (1848)
NPG D22186

D21719

Frances Elizabeth Jocelyn (née Cowper), Viscountess Jocelyn

by Richard James Lane, after James Rannie Swinton
lithograph, 1849 (1848)
NPG D21719

D21720

Frances Elizabeth Jocelyn (née Cowper), Viscountess Jocelyn

by Richard James Lane, after James Rannie Swinton
coloured lithograph, 1849 (1848)
NPG D21720

D21724

Lady Clementina Augusta Wellington Villiers

by Richard James Lane, after James Rannie Swinton
lithograph, 1849 (1849)
NPG D21724

D21726

Lady Lauderdale

by Richard James Lane, after James Rannie Swinton
lithograph, 1849 (1848)
NPG D21726

D21727

Lady Lauderdale

by Richard James Lane, after James Rannie Swinton
lithograph, 1849 (1848)
NPG D21727

D21730

Louise Marie Therese, Duchess of Parma

by Richard James Lane, after James Rannie Swinton
lithograph, 1849 (1849)
NPG D21730

D21732

Emma (née Herbert), Viscountess de Vesci

by Richard James Lane, after James Rannie Swinton
lithograph, 1849
NPG D21732

D21734

Catherine (née Herbert), Countess of Dunmore

by Richard James Lane, after James Rannie Swinton
lithograph, 1849 (1849)
NPG D21734

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