Edward Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby (1799-1869)

George Sanders (1810 - )
Sir Francis Grant (1803 - 1878)

Stipple engraving

published 6 November 1865
  • About the work
    Location
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Downing Street
  • About the artist
    Sir Francis Grant, son of a Scottish Laird, took up painting professionally after having exhausted his £10,000 inheritance by his late 20s. An early enthusiasm for fox hunting led him to settle at Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, the centre of hunting society, where he studied under the well-known sporting painter, John Ferneley. In 1840 Grant’s portrait of Queen Victoria riding with Prime Minister Lord Melbourne and others in the Great Park at Windsor established his reputation and he soon became one of the most fashionable society painters of the day. He was elected a member of the Royal Academy in 1851 and its President in 1865. Grant died at the age of 75 and was buried at the cemetery near his country residence at Melton Mowbray.
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    People
    Stanley, Edward George Geoffrey Smith, 14th Earl of Derby
    Places
    Materials & Techniques
    engraving, stipple engraving
  • Details
    Title
    Edward Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby (1799-1869)
    Date
    published 6 November 1865
    Medium
    Stipple engraving
    Acquisition
    Bequeathed by Sir Edward Walter Hamilton, 1908
    Provenance
    Bequeathed to 10 Downing Street by Sir Edward Walter Hamilton, 1908
    GAC number
    0/20/34