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Sir Walter Scott, 1st Bt

(1771-1832), Novelist and poet

Sitter associated with 45 portraits
The Edinburgh-born poet, novelist and critic Scott was an immensely successful writer before turning to the great historical romances for which he is now best known. Works like Waverley (1814) and Rob Roy (1817) had a seminal impact on the creation of Scotland's national identity. A passionate Tory, a proud landowner and a co-founder of the Quarterly Review, with Byron, Scott was among the most popular and commercially successful writers of his age. Although a prolific novelist of great influence, his later years were dogged by the need to pay off the colossal debts incurred by his business partner.

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probably Sir Walter Scott, 1st Bt, after Unknown artist - NPG D6617

probably Sir Walter Scott, 1st Bt

after Unknown artist
wax seal impression mounted on card, 1955 (19th century)
NPG D6617

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Sir Walter Scott, 1st Bt

by Garnier, printed and published by Henry Gaugain, after Sir Henry Raeburn
lithograph, early 19th century
NPG D40611

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Sir Walter Scott, 1st Bt

by Charles Picart, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after William Evans, after Sir Henry Raeburn
stipple engraving, published 21 December 1811
NPG D40608

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Sir Walter Scott, 1st Bt

by Unknown artist
etching, 1817
NPG D40613

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'The Abbotsford family' (Sir Walter Scott, 1st Bt)

by William Greatbach, published by George Virtue, after Sir David Wilkie
line engraving, (1817)
NPG D40615

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Sir Walter Scott, 1st Bt

after Sir Thomas Lawrence
mezzotint, (1821)
NPG D40600

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Sir Walter Scott, 1st Bt

after Sir Thomas Lawrence
photogravure, (1821)
NPG D40601

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Sir Walter Scott, 1st Bt

by Belnos, printed by Lemercier, published by Bailly Ward & Co, published by Vor. Morlot, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
lithograph, (1821)
NPG D40602

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Sir Walter Scott, 1st Bt

by Samuel William Reynolds, after Thomas Phillips
mezzotint, published 1822
NPG D40605

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Sir Walter Scott, 1st Bt

by Samuel William Reynolds, after Thomas Phillips
mezzotint, published 1822
NPG D40606

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Sir Walter Scott, 1st Bt

by Samuel William Reynolds, after Thomas Phillips
mezzotint, published 1822
NPG D40607

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Sir Walter Scott, 1st Bt

by Samuel William Reynolds, after Thomas Phillips
mezzotint, published 1822
NPG D4199

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Sir Walter Scott, 1st Bt

by and published by William Walker, printed by McQueen (Macqueen), after Sir Henry Raeburn
mezzotint, published 1 October 1826
NPG D40609

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Sir Walter Scott, 1st Bt

by Richard James Lane, printed by and published by Engelmann, Graf, Coindet & Co, after John Prescott Knight
lithograph, published 10 December 1828
NPG D40598

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Sir Walter Scott, 1st Bt

by J. Cardon, published by Gjöthström & Magnusson, after Sir Henry Raeburn
lithograph, 1828
NPG D40610

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Sir Walter Scott, 1st Bt

by A.G. Campbell, published by Joseph Laing, after Sir John Watson-Gordon
mezzotint, (1830)
NPG D40597

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Sir Walter Scott, 1st Bt

by Daniel Maclise
lithograph, published 1830
NPG D5927

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Sir Walter Scott, 1st Bt

by Edward A. Smith, published by Moon, Boys & Graves, after Sir David Wilkie
line engraving, published 4 June 1831 (1824)
NPG D40614

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Sir Walter Scott, 1st Bt

by John Henry Robinson, published by Moon, Boys & Graves, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
line engraving, published 1 October 1833 (1821)
NPG D40599

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Sir Walter Scott, 1st Bt

by Thomas Goff Lupton, published by J. McCormick, after Graham Lindsay
mezzotint, published 6 June 1833
NPG D40604

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