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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sir Francis Grant (1803-1878), Portrait painter and President of the Royal Academy; Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery

This does not include photographs, of which there are several examples in the NPG; Grant appears in two family group portraits in an album belonging to the 9th/12th Royal Lancers.

Painting by Sir J. Watson Gordon (in Elizabethan costume). Collection of the Hon Mrs G. Walsh (his granddaughter), Langham.

Painting by J. Ferneley (with his brothers on horseback). Leicester Museum and Art Gallery.

Painting called Grant by J. Ferneley, the figures attributed to Grant (with Lord Howth, jumping a gate). Collection of Mrs A. Smith, Market Overton. Reproduced Major G. Paget, The Melton Mowbray of John Ferneley (1931), facing p 24. Another version: Howth Castle.

Painting by himself. Collection of Mrs Malcolm Patten (his granddaughter), 1937. Reproduced Apollo, LXXIX (June 1964), 479.
Painting by himself. Collection of the Hon Mrs G. Walsh.

Bust by E. Davis. Exhibited RA, 1842 (1330)

Drawing by Count A. D'Orsay. Sotheby's, 13 February 1950 (lot 216), bought Colnaghi.

Woodcut published ILN, VI (1845), 292.

Painting by himself (NPG 1286).

Painting by Sir J. Watson Gordon. Exhibited RA, 1846 (253).
Lithographed by T. Fairland (example in NPG; this is inscribed in pencil: 'Francis Grant/to/Count D'Orsay, 1847').

Miniature by Sir W. C. Ross. Collection of the Hon Mrs G. Walsh.
Drawing after this by Sir F. Grant (dated 1846): Sotheby's, 10 June 1965 (lot 12), bought Agnew.

Bust by Count A. D'Orsay. Exhibited RA, 1847 (1434).

Plaster statuette by Count A. D'Orsay. Collection of Hon Mrs G. Walsh.

Painting by J. Ferneley (on Grindal). Collection of Sir R. G. Gilmour, 1931.
Reproduced Major G. Paget, The Melton Mowbray of John Ferneley (1931), facing p 51. Probably the picture exhibited RA, 1850 (536).

Painting by J. Ferneley. Collection of Mrs Archibald Smith (his granddaughter), Market Overton.

Water-colour by an unknown artist (style of Dighton). Collection of the Hon Mrs G. Walsh.

Engraving by J. Faed. Exhibited RA, 1855 (999).

Painting by himself. Royal Academy, London.
Exhibited Treasures of the Royal Academy, RA, 1963 (234). Reproduced Country Life, CXXXXI (June 1962), 1372. Engraved by G. T. Doo, published 1879 (example in NPG), engraving exhibited RA, 1879 (1192).

Woodcut published ILN, XLVIII (1866), 232.

Marble bust by Miss M. Grant. Royal Academy, London.
Exhibited RA, 1866 (878). Plaster cast (NPG 1088). A small marble bust by Miss Grant is also in the Royal Academy.

Drawing by C. B. Birch (with Sir E. Landseer) (NPG 2521).

Marble bust by H. Weekes. Collection of T. Lewis, 1904.

Bust by T. G. Stowers. Exhibited RA, 1882 (1243).

Painting by J. P. Knight. Scottish NPG.

Drawing by J. R. Swinton. Collection of Mrs Archibald Smith.

Drawing by D. Maclise. Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Drawing by Sir E. Landseer. Landseer Sale, Christie's, 13 May 1874 (lot 764).

Parian ware bust by J. Noble. Royal Collection. Exhibited VE, 1892 (493).

Drawing called Grant and attributed to him. Küpferstichkabinett, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden.

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.