George James Howard, 9th Earl of Carlisle(1843-1911), Artist, politician and trustee of the National Gallery
Sitter in 9 portraits
Artist of 3 portraits
George Howard was a patron of the Pre-Raphaelite circle, an amateur artist in his own right, and a long-serving Trustee of the National Gallery. He was educated at Eton and Cambridge, but wished only to become an artist. Howard formed friendships with Watts, Leighton and Burne-Jones, and began his artistic training at Leigh's private art school. He began to exhibit at the Dudley Gallery in 1867 and also showed at the Grosvenor Gallery and New Galleries. He succeeded to the title of Earl of Carlisle in 1889, on the death of his uncle. Howard travelled extensively for his art and health, to Italy, Germany, India, Egypt, Trinidad, Algiers, Amalfi and South Africa.
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after Richard Morris Smith
photograph of drawing, 13 December 1894
- Georgiana Dorothy (née Cavendish), Countess of Carlisle (grandmother)
- Rosalind Frances (née Stanley), Countess of Carlisle (wife)
- George Howard, 6th Earl of Carlisle (grandfather)
- George William Frederick Howard, 7th Earl of Carlisle (uncle)
- Charles James Stanley Howard, 10th Earl of Carlisle (son)
- Georgiana Agar-Ellis (née Howard), Baroness Dover (aunt)
- Lady Elizabeth Dorothy Anne Georgiana Grey (née Howard) (aunt)
- Dorothy Georgiana (née Howard), Lady Henley (daughter)
- Lady Mary Henrietta Howard (daughter)
- Geoffrey William Algernon Howard (son)
- Lady Caroline Georgiana Lascelles (née Howard) (aunt)
- Winifred Nicholson (granddaughter)
- Harriet Elizabeth Georgiana Leveson-Gower (née Howard), Duchess of Sutherland (aunt)
- Mary Matilda Georgiana Labouchere (née Howard), Lady Taunton (aunt)
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