The New International Encyclopædia/Prinsep, Valentine Cameron

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Edition of 1905.  See also Valentine Cameron Prinsep on Wikipedia, and the disclaimer.

PRINSEP, Valentine Cameron (1838-1904). An English painter and author, born in Calcutta, India. He was a pupil in London of Leighton, whose style he imitated, and of Gleyre in Paris, and began to exhibit at the Royal Academy in 1862. His paintings “A Minuet,” “A Bientôt,” and “The Linen Gatherers,” were at the Exposition of 1878. He went to India to paint the “Declaration of Queen Victoria as Empress” in 1876, a large canvas with many portraits. He was elected to the Royal Academy in 1897. His publications include Imperial India: An Artist's Journal (1879), several plays, and some writings on art.