About this artwork

Sir Francis Grant’s affectionate depiction of his daughter ‘Daisy’ was painted in February 1857, and first shown in Scotland at the Royal Scottish Academy in 1859. This portrait is in excellent condition, and shows the artist at the height of his powers. It was painted just before Daisy’s marriage to Colonel William Markham. In depicting his daughter, Grant was unconstrained by the demands of a commission. For a mid-century portrait by a painter at the heart of the artistic and social establishment, it is startlingly direct.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
  • title:
    Anne Emily Sophia Grant (known as 'Daisy' Grant), Mrs William Markham (1836 - 1880)
  • date created:
    1857
  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • measurements:
    223.50 x 132.30 cm (framed: 260.20 x 169.20 x 13.00 cm)
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Purchased 2005
  • accession number:
    NG 2783
  • gallery:
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve
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Sir Francis Grant

Sir Francis Grant