1 of 15 portraits of George Grote
by Thomas Stewardson
oil on canvas, 1824
35 3/4 in. x 28 in. (908 mm x 711 mm)
Given by the sitter's widow, 1873
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Sitterback to top
- George Grote (1794-1871), Classical historian and Liberal politician; MP for City of London. Sitter in 15 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Thomas Stewardson (1781-1859), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 25 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
This portraitback to top
Grote is shown here as a 'philosophical Radical' in the year after he helped Bentham found the Westminster Review (1823) to promote political reform. Grote is best remembered for his twelve-volume History of Greece (1856) which established the framework of classical history.
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- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 266