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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 - NPG 690

Mary Somerville

by James Rannie Swinton
chalk, 1848
NPG 690

Princess Marie of Baden, Duchess of Hamilton, by Henry Thomas Ryall, after  James Rannie Swinton - NPG D35285

Princess Marie of Baden, Duchess of Hamilton

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

Charlotte Frances Frederica Spencer (née Seymour), Countess Spencer, by Francis Holl, after  James Rannie Swinton - NPG D42013

Charlotte Frances Frederica Spencer (née Seymour), Countess Spencer

by Francis Holl, after James Rannie Swinton
stipple engraving, mid 19th century
NPG D42013

Charlotte Frances Frederica Spencer (née Seymour), Countess Spencer, by Francis Holl, after  James Rannie Swinton - NPG D42014

Charlotte Frances Frederica Spencer (née Seymour), Countess Spencer

by Francis Holl, after James Rannie Swinton
stipple engraving, mid 19th century
NPG D42014

John Wilson, by Thomas Fairland, printed by  M & N Hanhart, after  James Rannie Swinton - NPG D37027

John Wilson

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

Unknown woman, by Richard James Lane, after  James Rannie Swinton - NPG D22475

Unknown woman

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

Sir Henry Robert Dukinfield, by Richard James Lane, after  James Rannie Swinton - NPG D21685

Sir Henry Robert Dukinfield

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

Sir Henry Robert Dukinfield, by Richard James Lane, after  James Rannie Swinton - NPG D22206

Sir Henry Robert Dukinfield

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

Mrs Laurence, by Richard James Lane, after  James Rannie Swinton - NPG D22245

Mrs Laurence

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

Emma Sophia (née Edgecumbe), Countess Brownlow, by Richard James Lane, printed by  M & N Hanhart, after  James Rannie Swinton - NPG 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

Emma Sophia (née Edgecumbe), Countess Brownlow, by Richard James Lane, printed by  M & N Hanhart, after  James Rannie Swinton - NPG D22180

Emma Sophia (née Edgecumbe), Countess Brownlow

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

Frances ('Fanny') Elizabeth Byng, by Richard James Lane, after  James Rannie Swinton - NPG D21997

Frances ('Fanny') Elizabeth Byng

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

John Frederick Campbell, 1st Earl Cawdor, by Richard James Lane, after  James Rannie Swinton - NPG D21712

John Frederick Campbell, 1st Earl Cawdor

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

John Frederick Campbell, 1st Earl Cawdor, by Richard James Lane, after  James Rannie Swinton - NPG D22186

John Frederick Campbell, 1st Earl Cawdor

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

Frances Elizabeth Jocelyn (née Cowper), Viscountess Jocelyn, by Richard James Lane, after  James Rannie Swinton - NPG D21719

Frances Elizabeth Jocelyn (née Cowper), Viscountess Jocelyn

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

Frances Elizabeth Jocelyn (née Cowper), Viscountess Jocelyn, by Richard James Lane, after  James Rannie Swinton - NPG D21720

Frances Elizabeth Jocelyn (née Cowper), Viscountess Jocelyn

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

Lady Clementina Augusta Wellington Villiers, by Richard James Lane, after  James Rannie Swinton - NPG D21724

Lady Clementina Augusta Wellington Villiers

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

Lady Lauderdale, by Richard James Lane, after  James Rannie Swinton - NPG D21726

Lady Lauderdale

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

Lady Lauderdale, by Richard James Lane, after  James Rannie Swinton - NPG D21727

Lady Lauderdale

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

Louise Marie Therese, Duchess of Parma, by Richard James Lane, after  James Rannie Swinton - NPG D21730

Louise Marie Therese, Duchess of Parma

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

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