Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue
Sir Coutts Lindsay, 2nd Bt (1824-1913), Artist; Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery
As a youth, Lindsay travelled in Italy with his cousin Alexander William Crawford Lindsay, later 25th Earl of Crawford and Balcarres, author of the influential Sketches in the History of Christian Art (1847). Later, through the Grosvenor G., his associates included James MacNeill Whistler, Edward Burne-Jones and George Frederic Watts.
He is described as ‘a talented painter and loving son, fatally attractive to women and a faithless husband’ and as ‘too versatile, too fond of experiment … too impatient to ever get beyond the ambit of the dilettante and amateur’.
Dr Jan Marsh
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Referencesback to topCasteras & Denney 1996
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