Colesworthey Grant (Biographical details)

Colesworthey Grant (painter/draughtsman; journalist/critic; British; Male; 1813 - 1880)

Also known as

Grant, Colesworthey


Draughtsman and journalist. Went to Calcutta, India in 1832; executed a series of lithographic portraits of notable figures in Calcutta, which appeared in the Indian Review and the Calcutta Monthly Journal (1838-50); other portraits appeared in the Bengal Sporting Journal. Taught drawing at Bengal Engineering College in Howrah; later taught at Presidency College in Sibpur. Also produced sketches in an album entitled A Series of Views in Burmah taken during Major Phayre's Mission to the Court of Ava in 1855 (containing 106 landscapes and portraits).