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Grant, William

Scottish, died 1821

Biography
William was the son of Ludovick Grant of Edinburgh. He was a lawyer, and owner of an estate called Congalton, in Scotland. He had married in 1794 Dorothea Dalrymple, and had a son William (d. 1827) and a daughter Elizabeth (d. 1899), who married Charles Pelham-Clinton (1813-1894), second son of the 4th Duke of Newcastle-under-Lyme. William Grant may be best remembered as the subject of Gilbert Stuart's full length portrait, The Skater, now in the NGA (1950.18.1).
Bibliography
1995
Miles, Ellen G. American Paintings of the Eighteenth Century. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 1995: 163-168
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