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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sir James Hope Grant (1808-1875), General; brother of Sir Francis Grant

The album of photographs in the possession of the 9th/12th Royal Lancers, Market Harborough, was presented to them in 1876 by Charles Grant of Kilgraston, the nephew of Sir James and Sir Francis Grant. The album also contains a list of portraits of Sir James Grant compiled by Charles Grant. Major R. M. Collins of the 9th/12th Royal Lancers very kindly loaned this album to the NPG, and helped to elucidate several points. A copy of Sir Francis Grant's 'Sitters Book' is in the NPG archives.

1828
Painting by Sir F. Grant (on horseback, in uniform of 9th Lancers). Formerly collection of Col Hamilton Grant, Biel. Listed in Grant's 'Sitters Book', under the year 1828.
Photograph of the painting in Lancers' album, where the horse is said to be 'John Gray', belonging to John Grant of Kilgraston (brother of the sitter).

1853
Painting by Sir F. Grant (as Colonel of the 9th Lancers). Scottish NPG.
Exhibited RA, 1854 (138), and Royal Scottish Academy, 1860 (403). Oil study: Sotheby's, 15 February 1967 (lot 64), misnamed 'Sir Horace Grant', and probably artist's sale, Christie's, 28 March 1879 (lot 62).

1854
Painting by Sir F. Grant (half-length in mess uniform). Collection of Sir David Home.
Reproduced Apollo, LXXIX (1964), 485.

1857
'The Relief of Lucknow' by T. J. Barker, after sketches by E. Lundgren. Corporation of Glasgow.
Engraved by C. G. Lewis, published Agnew, 1863 (example in NPG). Lundgren's sketches were sold Christie's, 16 April 1875.

1858
Photograph by Beato (taken in India) (cutting from Picture Post in NPG).

1860
Water-colour by Colonel H. H. Crealock. National Army Museum.
Probably the sketch mentioned in Charles Grant's list (no.8), with Colonel Probyn, in China.

Anonymous photograph (as commander-in-chief in China) (example in Lancers' album).

1861
Bust by Miss M. Grant (his niece). Collection of Admiral Barrington Brooke, Biel.

Photograph by Rodger of St Andrews (playing a violincello) (example in Lancers' Album).

c.1861
Two photographs (in civilian dress) by Rodger of St Andrews. Listed by Charles Grant.

Painting by Sir F. Grant (before the Anting Gates of Pekin, with Major Grant and Major Anson).

United Service Club, London. Mentioned in Grant's 'Sitter's Book', under the year 1868. Exhibited RA, 1862 (208). Engraved by J. Scott, published Graves, 1863 (example in NPG). A letter from Sir Francis Grant to Sir George Scharf of 19 September 1878 (copy, NPG archives) contains information about the portrait.

c.1861(?)
Painting by Sir F. Grant (NPG 783).

c.1862
Anonymous engraving (on horseback, in winter costume), published J. Hogarth, 1862 (example in the collection of the 9th/12th Royal Lancers).

1864
'Intellect and Valour of Great Britain', engraving by C. G. Lewis, after T. J. Barker, published J. G.
Browne, Leicester, 1864 (example in NPG); key-plate, published Browne, 1863 (example in British Museum).

1865
Painting by Sir F. Grant (as commander-in-chief, Madras). Lawrence Asylum, Madras.
Exhibited RA, 1867 (137). Probably the picture listed in Grant's 'Sitters Book', under the year 1865. Oil-study: collection of Admiral Barrington Brooke, Biel.

1870
Marble bust by Miss M. Grant (his niece). Collection of Admiral Barrington Brooke, Biel.
Exhibited RA, 1870 (1057).

Bust by T. Woolner. Exhibited RA, 1870 (1115).

c.1870
Photograph by Rodger of St Andrews (with his two brothers and sister) (example in Lancers' album).

c.1871
Marble bust by T. Woolner. Exhibited RA, 1871 (1303).

1873
Two photographs by Hill & Co, Windsor (with his staff on autumn manoeuvres at Aldershot) (examples in Lancers' album).

Photograph by Rodger of St Andrews (playing golf) (example in Lancers' album).

1874
Two photographs by Bassano of London (in general's uniform) (examples in Lancers' album).

Photograph by Rodger of St Andrews (example in Lancers' album).

1875
Two woodcuts published ILN, LXVI (1875), 273, and The Graphic, 20 March 1875.

1876
Water-colour by Colonel H. H. Crealock (executed at Aldershot). Listed by Charles Grant.

Undated
Various sketches (with Colonel Probyn in China, with a fiddle, playing chess, hunting at Dunse Castle, etc). Listed by Charles Grant.

Two statuettes by Count A. D'Orsay. Lady Blessington's Sale, Phillips, 7-26 May 1849 (lots 264 and 267).

Parian ware bust by J. Noble. Royal Collection.
Exhibited VE, 1892 (482).

Lithograph by Black of Regent Street. Listed by Charles Grant.

Anonymous photograph (example in Lancers' album).



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.