James Sant

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James Sant

74 artworks

English Academic Classical artist

Born 1820 - Died 1916

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The Moonlit Beauty

Oil on canvas

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Contemplation

Oil on canvas

75 x 62 cms | 29 1/2 x 24 1/4 ins

Bury Art Museum, Bury, United Kingdom

Contemplations

Oil on canvas

76.5 x 63.5 cms | 30 x 25 ins

Atkinson Art Gallery Collection, Bensenville, United States

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Portrait of a Lady in a Feathered Hat

1860

Oil on canvas

73.7 x 66 cms | 29 x 26 ins

Private collection, ,

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Enigma

Oil on canvas

75.5 x 63.3 cms | 29 1/2 x 24 3/4 ins

Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton, United Kingdom

Meditation

Oil on canvas

70.5 x 58.2 cms | 27 3/4 x 22 3/4 ins

Sheffield City Art Galleries, Sheffield, United Kingdom

Portrait of a Young Girl Holding a Book

Oil on canvas

61 x 51 cms | 24 x 20 ins

Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery, Doncaster, United Kingdom

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A Girl Reading

Oil on canvas

32 x 28 cms | 12 1/2 x 11 ins

Croydon Art Collection, Croydon, United Kingdom

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Courage, Anxiety, and Despair Watching the Battle

Oil on canvas

121.9 x 152.4 cms | 48 x 60 ins

Private collection, ,

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The Infant Samuel

Oil on canvas

73.5 x 61 cms | 28 3/4 x 24 ins

Bury Art Museum, Bury, United Kingdom

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James Sant was primarily a painter of portraits, and from 1872 was officially portrait painter to Queen Victoria. He had many other patrons amongst the aristocratic families of Britain, hence he must have been a painter entrepreneur. Sant's portraits of noble ladies were flattering, something they, and their husbands unsurprisingly liked. He also painted allegorical and genre pictures. Rather surprisingly Sant was known to be very straightforward with sitters who applied what he considered to be too much make-up. He started exhibiting at the Royal Academy in 1840, and showed his last picture in 1915.

  • Source: http://www.victorianartinbritain.co.uk/