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Sir Francis Grant

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Sir Francis Grant, by Sir Francis Grant, circa 1845 -NPG 1286 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sir Francis Grant

by Sir Francis Grant
circa 1845
29 7/8 in. x 24 7/8 in. (759 mm x 631 mm)
NPG 1286

Inscriptionback to top

A label referring to the 1887 exhibition was formerly on the back of the picture.

This portraitback to top

The date is based on costume, the apparent age of the sitter, and comparison with other self-portraits.

Physical descriptionback to top

Healthy complexion, greenish-grey eyes, brown hair and whiskers. Dressed in a dark green stock, white shirt, black coat and waistcoat, gold and amber stock-pin, and gold chain. Background colour dark brown.

Provenanceback to top

The artist; by descent to his son, Colonel Frank Grant, and presented by his sister, Miss Elizabeth Catherine Grant, 1901.

Exhibitionsback to top

Royal Jubilee Exhibition, Manchester, 1887 (646); VE, 1892 (179).


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.

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