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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

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

Portrait painter and president of the RA; brother of Sir James Hope Grant; made reputation as a painter of sporting scenes; subsequently established himself as the most fashionable and successful portraitist of the period; president of RA, 1866-78.


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.