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George Howard Earl of Carlisle HRWS (1843-1911)

George James Howard, 9th Earl of Carlisle, HRWS (1843-1911)

Despite a busy public life as a politician and peer, George Howard devoted as much time as possible to his artistic interests. As a patron and administrator, he had a highly beneficial effect on the direction and development of the Victorian art world. As a practising painter and draughtsman, he produced vividly detailed landscapes and figure subjects in a manner that aligned him first with the Pre-Raphaelites and then increasingly with the circle that surrounded his chief influence, the Italian artist, Giovanni Costa.

George Howard was born at 56 Park Street, Grosvenor Square, London, on 12 August 1843, the son of the Hon Charles Howard, the fifth son of George Howard, the 6th Earl of Carlisle, and Mary Priscilla Harriett Parke. His mother had studied under the painter, Peter De Wint, and, though she died soon after he was born, he grew up surrounded by examples of her paintings. This experience may have encouraged his own artistic development.

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