Samuel John Carter(1835-1892), Animal and sporting painter
Sitter in 2 portraits
Father of Howard Carter. Carter was an artist who specialised in animal and sporting paintings and exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions. He trained Howard in the skills of drawing and watercolour painting, skills he would use throughout his career. His father also encouraged him to accept an offer from a local politician and antiquities collector, William Amhurst Tyssen-Amherst, who suggested the teenage Carter travel to Egypt to draw tomb scenes at Beni Hasan.