The sitter for this portrait, richard peers symons, was a twentyfiveyearold member of parliament when he was painted by sir. In 1840 he was admitted to the schools of the royal academy, and in the same year went to italy, where he remained for about three years, also visiting spain. From the beautiful portrait of john whyte melville of bennochy and strathkinness captain of the club 1823, to the striking portrait of a lady handmade oil painting reproductions of all of sir francis grant s most popular paintings are available at. Dec 03, 2015 interestingly, the picture originally hung on the walls of kilgraston, the mansion house built by sir francis grant s father francis grant, j. Find francis grants phone number, address, and email on spokeo, the leading people search directory for contact information and public records.
A fine image recalling one of the first great victorian shooting estates. At this point, i decided to exhibit the picture for the first time, attributed to grant, in the hope that more information might be. Sir francis grant officer of arms 18631953, scottish officer of arms. Grants glittering sitters book a veritable whos who of the british aristocracy. Physical description back to top brown eyes, grey hair. Sir joshua reynolds, portrait of lady burlington nee, lady elizabeth compton, 1780. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. On 23 february 1876 he was created a baronet, of dunstall hall in the county of stafford. Francis lovell, 9th baron lovell, 6th baron holand, later 1st viscount lovell kg 1454 after 1488 was an english nobleman who was an ally of king richard iii of england. Buy online, view images and see past prices for sir francis grant, p. Sir francis grant was the most fashionable portrait painter of his day. By age 26 he had squandered his patrimony and decided to earn his living as a painter.
Grant was the fourth son of francis grant, laird of kilgraston, near bridge of earn, perthshire, and his wife anne oliphant of rossie. He decided to become an artist, and, despite having no formal training, he made rapid progress by copying old masterpieces lent to him by friends and family. Unlike many of his contemporaries, bryan always retained henrys favour, achieving this by altering his opinions to conform to the kings. Francis grant 18031878 british view all 146 artworks. Wills also identified that grants sitters book mentions three subjects which could be identified as this portrait. The sporting vision exhibition includes several works by ferneley and one by grant.
His gaze is drawn off to the right of the viewer and his right knee is slightly bent. See available paintings, works on paper, and prints and multiples for sale and learn about the artist. By the time he was 26 years old, francis grant had spent his fathers inheritance of. His rakish sexual life and his lack of principle at the time of. About 1490, francis bryan was born in buckinghamshire, england. Sir francis grant painting reproductions for sale 1st. Do an advanced search in works of art, names, books, exhibition catalogues, archives. Jan 31, 2018 on 23 february 1876 he was created a baronet, of dunstall hall in the county of stafford. Hilliard counted the medici, the valois, the habsburgs, and the bourbons among.
Sir francis lovell, kg, 1st viscount lovell geni family tree. Sir francis grants date in his sitters book provides no certain solution, since another portrait of his brother is listed under the year 1868 now in the united. It breaths the spirit of surtees and virile, hierarchical midvictorian england. Besides the family estate of barnes, which he had from his father in may 1585, sir john also had a grant of land from king james vi while in his youth. Grants ability to integrate a sitter harmoniously into an openair setting lies in the tradition of english portraiture from sir anthony van dyck to sir thomas lawrence. Diploma work given by sir francis grant pra accepted 1851. His brother was general sir james hope grant 18081875. Sir francis grant, the largest gallery in the world. Charles thomas constantine grant, jp, dl, 18321891, laird. To avoid potential data charges from your carrier, we recommend making sure your device is connected to a. Grant, sir francis article about grant, sir francis by.
It should also be noted that sir francis grant was knighted, as well. The list is organised by year and contains details of pictures painted, including whether they are traditional portraits, equestrian portraits or other paintings. Jun 02, 20 in april of that year he went to london, where he was welcomed by sir david wilkie q. Subscribers may view the full text of this article in its original form through timesmachine. Sir francis grant painting reproductions for sale 1st art. Always custom made on premium grade canvas by european artists. In the background is a tropical landscape, with small hutlike houses in the distance. This shows lady waterford wearing a red velvet dress in mediaeval or tudor style, in a large stonebuilt hall. Later in life, she sat to reynolds successor at the royal academy, sir francis grant. To me, it appears closer in style to portraits of the 1830s and 1840s, possibly by someone in the circle of sir francis grant pra 18031878. Grant, sir francis, 180378, scottish portrait painter.
Sir francis bacons cipher story volume 3 paperback september, 2010 by orville ward owen author see all 20 formats and editions hide other formats and editions. Sir francis grant s date in his sitters book provides no certain solution, since another portrait of his brother is listed under the year 1868 now in the united service club, although exhibited at the ra in 1862. Sir francis grant paintings for sale sir francis grant. He was chief gentleman of the privy chamber and lord justice of ireland. Grant was educated at harrow school and edinburgh high school.
Edward james herbert, 3rd earl of powis 18181891 1180934. Sir francis grant pra kilgraston 1803 melton mowbray 1878. Sir francis bryan about 1490 2 february 1550 was an english courtier and diplomat during the reign of henry viii. Oct 23, 2008 sir francis grant was the most fashionable portrait painter of his day. Among his sitters were scott, macaulay, disraeli, palmerston, and landseer. Portrait of elizabeth jackson, mrs morton pleydell. Sir francis grant pra 18 january 1803 5 october 1878 was a scottish portrait painter who painted queen victoria and many distinguished british aristocratic and political figures. Pdf nicholas hilliard download full pdf book download. He was educated for the bar, but at the age of twentyfour he began at edinburgh systematically to study the practice of art. Teacher, revivalist, entrepreneur, motivator, mentor. In 1878 he was appointed high sheriff of staffordshire. Sir francis grant officer of arms 18631953, scottish officer of arms francis chapman grant 18231894, merchantprince in the gold coast francis william grant, british member of parliament for invernessshire.
Sir francis grant scottish painter, 18031878 guide to pictures of works by sir francis grant in art museum sites and image archives worldwide. He was the son of sir thomas bryan and margaret bourchier, and came to court at a young age. Join facebook to connect with grant francis and others you may know. Sir francis grant pra 18031878 home for the holidays. This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. Heirs to the earldom of dunfermline zealous of honour. His subjects included queen victoria and prince albert, palmerston, disraeli, lord john russell, sidney herbert and lord derby. He painted royalty and aristocracy, as well as many leading figures in the legal and literary worlds, and the church.
Grant, sir francis article about grant, sir francis by the. Sir francis grant 18 january 1803 5 october 1878 fourth son of francis grant of kilgraston, perthshire, was born at edinburgh in 1803. This book, published to celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of sir francis grant, reintroduces a dominant figure in the victorian art world, a leading society portrait painter and the only scottish president of the royal academy. Shown above is reynolds portrait, and a detail, of lady burlington. From the age of eleven to thirteen, francis grant attended. Sir francis grants sitters book, preserved today in the national portrait gallery, records hardy sitting in 1857. He began as a painter of hunting scenes the melton hunt and the cottesmore hunt but gained success as a fashionable portrait painter. It is a private portrait of his third son, francis richard charles, born in 1834 from his second marriage to isabella norman, niece of the duke of rutland. She sat to him in 1780, when she was known as lady elizabeth compton. May 08, 2018 detail of the hunt at belvoir vale, with selfportrait of artist francis grant at left. Dressed in a dark stock, white shirt, brown waistcoat and black coat. Grant, after sir francis 18031878 the shooting party ranton abbey london.
The picture was apparently painted as an act of friendship, and given to brooke by the artist grants sitters book lists no price against the entry for the portrait. Wills also identified that grant s sitters book mentions three subjects which could be identified as this portrait from the period of 18381840. Jan 11, 2020 sir francis grant pra 18031878 home for the holidays extensively inscribed verso with title and master f grant by sir f grant on canvas and stretcher respectively, oil on canvas, 116. Grant, sitters book copy of original ms, npg archives. Sir francis grant was a notable scottish artist of the 19th century. Sir francis grant pra 18031878 home for the holidays extensively inscribed verso with title and master f grant by sir f grant on canvas and stretcher respectively, oil on canvas, 116. John smibert, portrait of sir francis grant and his family, 1718, oil on canvas, 127 x 1041. Sir francis grant artist 18031878, scottish artist. S ir joshua reynolds appears in every account of the history of sightsize. Painted by sir francis grant, pra lent by duke of northumberland. Find an indepth biography, exhibitions, original artworks for sale, the latest news, and sold auction prices.
Appears in 2 books from 18681878 page 71 painted by by george watson, prsa lent by miss jameson. A laborious trawl through the army lists of the period, however, set against the names of grants sitters book, again proved fruitless. Brooke is depicted standing, leaning on a ledge, with his left hand at his hip. Sir francis grant scottish, 18031878, the melton hunt going to draw the rams head cover, 1839, oil on canvas, 35 1516 x 60 inches, virginia museum of fine arts. If the identification that the sitter is one of the lords of troup is to be believed, then francis gardencampbell, 8th lord of troup 18181848 seems the more likely candidate. Swinton, james rannie dnb00 wikisource, the free online. Lady catherine boileau by sir francis grant the plaster maquette of the boehm statue can be seen through the door of the orangery at ketteringham hall 1878 the orangery above was later used as the ketteringham hall preparatory school where the boehm maquette top centre was still in situ ca 1958. Sir francis grant pra 18 january 1803 5 october 1878 was a scottish portrait painter who painted queen victoria and many distinguished british aristocratic. Daisy grant, mrs markham by sir francis grant art fund.
Because numerous sitters wrote of their experiences sitting to him. A recently discovered portrait by sir francis grant p. Sir francis grant scottish, 18031878, the melton hunt going to draw the rams head cover, 1839, oil on canvas, 35 1516 x 60 inches, virginia museum of fine arts, richmond. The house remained in private hands until it was requisitioned during the first world war and used as a hospital, before being purchased in 1930 by. The list of works by sir francis grant was copied by his daughter miss e. Grant, sitters book copy of original ms, npg archives, under 1853. Francis chapman grant 18231894, merchantprince in the gold coast. Scad museum of art at the end of his time studying at the london academy, smibert might have pursued a formal apprenticeship with a portraitist. All of galtons major works are available here, usually in facsimile page image form, and sometimes in text form, with the original page numbering preserved.
Francis william grant, british member of parliament for invernessshire. Wills also identified that grants sitters book mentions three subjects which could be identified as this portrait from the period of 18381840. Grant was born at kilgraston, sw of bridge of earn perth and kinross in 1803, and educated at harrow school. He was an associate of the royal academy from 1842 and also served as president of the royal academy, elected in 1866, after edwin landseer turned down the seat. There he became, along with his brotherinlaw nicholas carew, one of the kings minions, a group of young gentlemen of the privy chamber who held much sway with henry and were known for their intemperate behaviour. Sir francis grant pra, portrait of miss grant, the artists daughter. Invaluable is the worlds largest marketplace for art, antiques, and collectibles. Painted for grants own pleasure, home for the holidays is not listed in the artists sitter book. At rome he found many sitters, and laid the foundation of his subsequent popularity as a portrayer of the. Grant in december 1898 from a manuscript book kept by her mother lady grant.
Full text is unavailable for this digitized archive article. Scharf, catalogue of the collection of pictures at woburn abbey 1877, p 167 1889 and 1890 editions, p 179. Mixedmethod engraving, coloured by hand, by william henry simmons. Daisy grant, mrs markham sir francis grant art funded 2005 dimensions 223. List of photographs of national historical portraits. Sir francis grant s date in his sitters book provides no certain solution, since another portrait of his brother is listed under the year 1868 now in the united service club.
He, sir william catesby, and sir richard ratcliffe, were richards closest supporters, famously called the cat, the rat and lovell our dog in an antiricardian squib. Sir francis grant s sitters book, preserved today in the national portrait gallery, records hardy sitting in 1857. King james him the property of hailyards, forfeited by james earl of morton for crimes of lese majestie, however sir john having been under age at the time of the gift, king james later had. Research for the later victorian portraits catalogue has resolved some of the puzzles relating to the fulllength portrait of the artist and illustrator, louisa anne, marchioness of waterford, attributed to sir francis grant.
All told, sir joshua reynolds practiced textbook sightsize. Grant was one of the most successful fashionable portraitists of his day and he also particularly early in his career produced sporting pictures he came from an aristocratic family and was devoted to foxhunting. Interestingly, the picture originally hung on the walls of kilgraston, the mansion house built by sir francis grants father francis grant, j. Portrait of miss grant, the artists daughter works of art ra. This book, published to celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of sir francis grant, reintroduces a dominant figure in the victorian art world, a leading society. Sir francis grant paintings for sale sir francis grant art. Edward george geoffrey smith stanley 17991869, 14th earl of derby 18571859. The shooting party ranton abbey after sir francis grant.
His sitters included elizabeth i, james i, and mary, queen of scots. Louisa, lady waterford and the eglinton tournament. Detail of the hunt at belvoir vale, with selfportrait of artist francis grant at left. Grant, sir francis 18031878, portrait and sporting painter, was born on 18 january 1803 in edinburgh, the fourth of seven children of francis grant d. Sir francis grant, lord cullen 165816631726, scottish judge. George raphael ward after sir francis grant mezzotint a three quarter length portrait of sir james brooke, rajah of sarawak. From the beautiful portrait of john whyte melville of bennochy and strathkinness captain of the club 1823, to the striking portrait of a lady handmade oil painting reproductions of all of sir francis grants most popular paintings are available at. Heirs to the earldom of dunfermline zealous of honour, loyal unto death. He continually viewed the arrangement from a distant vantage point. Brooke, in undress naval uniform, is set against an idealized eastern landscape, presumably intended to represent sarawak.1027 1136 1257 1033 13 511 312 1279 163 1105 1360 309 1380 478 1168 939 358 1426 432 1043 664 501 1479 1271 234 569 963 1282 832 1450 311 1172 1133 1031 189 755 1084 203 186