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Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue

James Sant (1820-1916), Painter

Portrait and genre painter; born 23 April 1820, in Croydon, Surrey, brother of landscapist George Sant. Trained with John Varley and Augustus Wall Callcott, and at Royal Academy Schools; exhibited RA 1840–1915, and at Grosvenor Gallery; known especially for popular images of childhood, in 1860s he also became a fashionable portraitist, having particular success with images of royal children (see also those of Adelina Patti, NPG 3625, and Archbishop Tait, NPG 4580); elected ARA 1861, RA 1869; painter to Queen Victoria 1871; CVO 1914; died 12 July 1916 in London.

Dr Jan Marsh

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Asleson 2004b
Asleson, R., ‘Sant, James (1820–1916)’, ODNB, Oxford, 2004.

Brooke 1994
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Collingwood 1898
Collingwood, S.D., The Life and Letters of Lewis Carroll, London, 1898.

Cooper 1876–83
Cooper, T., Men of Mark: A Gallery of Contemporary Portraits of Men Distinguished in the Senate, the Church, in Science, Literature and Art, the Army, Navy, Law, Medicine, etc. Photographed from life by Lock and Whitfield, London, 7 ser., 1876–83.

Fenn 1880
Fenn, W.W., ‘Our Living Artists. James Sant R.A.’, Magazine of Art, 1880, pp.128–33.

Jones et al. 1996
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Maas 1984
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McMaster 2008
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McMaster 2009
McMaster, J., That Mighty Art of Black-and-White: Linley Sambourne, Punch and the Royal Academy, Edmonton, Canada, 2009.

Ormond 2010
Ormond, L., Linley Sambourne: Illustrator and Punch Cartoonist, London, 2010.

Ormond & Ormond 1975
Ormond, L., and R. Ormond, Lord Leighton, London, 1975.

Ormond c.1981
Ormond, R., Artists at Work, exh. cat., NPG, London, c.1981.

Robinson [1892]
Robinson, R.W., Members and Associates of the Royal Academy of Arts, 1891. Photographed in their Studios by Ralph W. Robinson of Redhill, n.p., [1892].

Swanson 1977
Swanson, V.G., Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema: Painter of the Victorian Vision of the Ancient World, London, 1977.

Swanson 1990
Swanson, V.G., The Biography and Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings of Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, London, 1990.

Taylor & Wakeling 2002
Taylor, R., and E. Wakeling, Lewis Carroll Photographer: The Princeton University Library Albums, Princeton, NJ, 2002.

Teyssot 1986
Teyssot, G., Progetto domestico: la casa dell’uomo: archetipi a prototipi, exh. cat., Milan, 1986.

Walkley 1994
Walkley, G., Artists’ Houses in London 1764–1914, Aldershot, 1994.