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Sir Francis Grant; Edwin Landseer

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sir Francis Grant; Edwin Landseer

by Charles Bell Birch
circa 1870
7 1/4 in. x 5 7/8 in. (184 mm x 149 mm)
NPG 2521


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Inscriptionback to top

Inscribed (bottom left): Sir F. Grant PRA/& Sir E. Landseer R.A. and (bottom centre): sketched from life by C. B. Birch ABA

This portraitback to top

If the inscription is contemporary with the drawing, the latter must have been executed between 1866, when Grant became president of the Royal Academy, and 1873, when Landseer died.

Provenanceback to top

The artist; by descent to his nephew, George von Pirch, and presented by him, 1931.


This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Ormond, Early Victorian Portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1973, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.

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