ANTIQUE 1839 ORIGINAL FRANCIS GRANT "THE MELTON BREAKFAST" DOG HUNTING
Antique hand colored engraving of "The Melton Breakfast" by Sir Francis Grant. Printmaker: Charles Lewis, Pub: Hodgson & Graves, London 1839. Sir Francis Grant, (January 1803 – 5 October 1878), was a Scottish portrait painter, who painted Queen Victoria and many distinguished British aristocratic and political figures of the day. He served as President of the Royal Academy. He acquired a reputation as a fine painter of "sporting" subjects, and in 1834 exhibited at the Royal Academy - a picture called Melton Breakfast (which was engraved by Charles G. Lewis). Grant acquired a reputation for painting Sporting subjects such as this famous annual Fox Hunt. The Painting was engraved by Charles Lewis. Originally exhibited in 1839 Royal academy. The Melton Breakfast depicts eleven distinguished British Gentlemen having their breakfast after the hunt in the home of Lord Alvanley Melton Mowbray.
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- Condition Very Good
- Size 34"x24"
- Location Zone 11
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- Lot # 8
- System ID # 38775696
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