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William Walker (1791-1867), Photographer, engraver and publisher

Artist associated with 119 portraits
Walker was initially apprenticed to Edinburgh engraver E. Mitchell before moving to London and studying line engraving with James Stewart, stipple engraving with Thomas Woolnoth and mezzotinting with Thomas Lupton. In 1819, he returned to Scotland and was employed to make the engraving of Sir Henry Raeburn's equestrian portrait of the fourth earl of Hopetoun (1821), which established his reputation. He engraved a number of portraits after Raeburn, notably those of Sir Walter Scott and Raeburn himself, which are often cited as among the finest examples of stipple work ever produced.

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Engraving after 'The Coalition Ministry, 1854'

by William Walker, after Sir John Gilbert
engraving, 1857
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1075

Men of Science Living in 1807-8

by Sir John Gilbert, and Frederick John Skill, and William Walker, and Elizabeth Walker (née Reynolds)
pencil and wash, 1858-1862
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1075a

Engraving after 'Men of Science Living in 1807-8'

by George Zobel, and William Walker
engraving, 1862
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Ax15845

James Howard Harris, 3rd Earl of Malmesbury

by and published by William Walker
albumen print, published 1867
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D34965

Henry Grey

by and published by William Walker, published by Waugh & Innes, after William Douglas
stipple engraving, 1808
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D7325

Archibald Alison

by William Walker, after Sir Henry Raeburn
stipple engraving, published 1823
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D8923

Samuel Seyer

by William Walker, published by William Strong, after Nathan Cooper Branwhite
stipple engraving, (1824)
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D35979

Sir Alexander Hope

by and published by William Walker, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
stipple engraving, published 1825 (1810)
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D32200

Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux

by William Walker, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
stipple engraving, published 1830
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D34823

Sir Humphry Davy, Bt

by and published by William Walker, after John Jackson
stipple engraving, published 1 June 1830 (circa 1820)
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D36492

Francis Jeffrey, Lord Jeffrey

by Samuel Cousins, published by William Walker, after Colvin Smith
mezzotint, published May 1830
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D37158

George John Danvers Butler, 5th Earl of Lanesborough

by William Walker, after Richard Buckner
mezzotint, mid 19th century
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D8065

John Charles Herries

by William Walker, after Sir William Boxall
mezzotint, 1830s-1840s
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D19998

Francis Jeffrey, Lord Jeffrey

by Samuel Cousins, published by William Walker, after Colvin Smith
mezzotint, published May 1830
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D20065

Sir Humphry Davy, Bt

by and published by William Walker, after John Jackson
stipple engraving, published 1 June 1830 (circa 1820)
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D19111

Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux

by and published by William Walker, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
stipple engraving, published September 1831 (1825)
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D38024

Stephen Lushington

by and published by William Walker, after Sir William John Newton
mezzotint, published May 1834
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D38025

Stephen Lushington

by and published by William Walker, after Sir William John Newton
mezzotint, published May 1834
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D3153

Sir Herbert Jenner-Fust

by and published by William Walker, after Frederick Yeates Hurlstone
mezzotint, published April 1835
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D3695

Sir Herbert Jenner-Fust

by and published by William Walker, after Frederick Yeates Hurlstone
mezzotint, published April 1835
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D8294

William Dodsworth

by William Walker, after Elizabeth Walker (née Reynolds)
stipple engraving, published 1835
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D10714

The Reform Bill Receiving the King's Assent by Royal Commission, 7 June 1832

by William Walker, by Samuel William Reynolds Jr, after Samuel William Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1836
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D4179

Edward Scobell

by William Walker, after Elizabeth Walker (née Reynolds)
mezzotint, published 1836
NPG D4179

D7148

James Scarlett, 1st Baron Abinger

by Henry Cousins, published by William Walker, after Sir Martin Archer Shee
mezzotint, published March 1837
NPG D7148

D32274

James Buchanan

by William Walker, after Samuel MacKenzie
stipple engraving, published 1838
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D35100

Thomas Hamilton, 9th Earl of Haddington

by William Walker, after Robert McInnes
mezzotint, 1839
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D15223

John Shore, 1st Baron Teignmouth

by William Walker, published by John Hatchard, after George Richmond
stipple and line engraving, published 1843 (1832)
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D34514

William Ewart Gladstone

by and published by William Walker, published by Hering & Remington, after William Bradley
mezzotint, 1 August 1845 (1838 or 1839)
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D33271

George William Frederick Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon

by William Walker, after Sir Francis Grant
mezzotint, published 1847
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D33272

George William Frederick Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon

by William Walker, after Sir Francis Grant
mezzotint, published 1847
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D37647

James Parke, 1st Baron Wensleydale

by and published by William Walker, after Thomas Phillips
mezzotint, published 5 July 1847
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D31602

Sir Henry Thomas de la Beche

by William Walker, after Henry Pierce Bone
mezzotint, published 1848
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D34856

Sir Henry Thomas de la Beche

by William Walker, after Henry Pierce Bone
mezzotint, published 1848
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D1650

Sir John Dodson

by William Walker, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, published 1849
NPG D1650

D3524

Samuel Armstrong Lane

by William Walker, after Elizabeth Walker (née Reynolds)
mezzotint, published 1849
NPG D3524

D8545

Robert Rainy Pennington

by William Walker, after Frederick Richard Say
mezzotint, published 1849
NPG D8545

D35117

William Hale Hale

by William Walker, after Thomas Woolnoth
mezzotint, 1850
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D35895

Francis Hodgson

by and published by William Walker, after Sir Francis Grant
mezzotint, published 1 April 1850
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D37035

Samuel Wilson

by and published by William Walker, after Thomas Woolnoth
mezzotint, published 12 September 1850
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D37036

Samuel Wilson

by and published by William Walker, after Thomas Woolnoth
mezzotint, published 12 September 1850
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D19914

William Hale Hale

by and published by William Walker, after Thomas Woolnoth
mezzotint, published 1 April 1850
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D32562

John Campbell, 1st Baron Campbell of St Andrews

by William Walker, after Thomas Woolnoth
mezzotint, published 1851
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D32563

Archibald Montgomery Campbell

by William Walker, after Thomas Woolnoth
mezzotint, published 1851
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D34075

John Conolly

by William Walker, after Sir John Watson-Gordon
mezzotint, (1851)
NPG D34075

D37023

Horace Hayman Wilson

by and published by William Walker, after Sir John Watson-Gordon
mezzotint, published 4 June 1851
NPG D37023

D3954

James Raine

by William Walker, after Clement Burlison
mezzotint, 1851
NPG D3954

D18987

Sir Roderick Impey Murchison, 1st Bt

by William Walker, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, published 1851
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D35022

Thomas Denman, 1st Baron Denman

by and published by William Walker, after Eden Upton Eddis
mezzotint, published 1852
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D7804

Sir Josiah John Guest, 1st Bt

by and published by William Walker, after Richard Buckner
mezzotint, published 5 April 1852
NPG D7804

D11132

Henry Hart Milman

by and published by William Walker, after Thomas Woolnoth
mezzotint, published 1 May 1852
NPG D11132

D34793

Granville George Leveson-Gower, 2nd Earl Granville

by William Walker, after (Wilhelm Augustus) Rudolf Lehmann
mezzotint, 1853
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D34794

Granville George Leveson-Gower, 2nd Earl Granville

by William Walker, after (Wilhelm Augustus) Rudolf Lehmann
mezzotint, 1853
NPG D34794

D35079

George James Guthrie

by and published by William Walker, after Henry Room
mezzotint, published 10 May 1853
NPG D35079

D35717

John Charles Herries

by and published by William Walker, after Sir William Boxall
mezzotint, published 1 March 1853
NPG D35717

D35966

Alexander James Beresford Beresford Hope

by William Walker, after Reuben Thomas William Sayers
mezzotint, published 1 January 1853
NPG D35966

D20369

George James Guthrie

by and published by William Walker, after Henry Room
mezzotint, published 10 May 1853
NPG D20369

D35217

Charles Wood, 1st Viscount Halifax

by William Walker
mezzotint, published 4 June 1856
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D2550

Charles Wood, 1st Viscount Halifax

by William Walker
mezzotint, published 4 June 1856
NPG D2550

D3366

John Edward Kempe

by William Walker, after William Cooper
mezzotint, published 1856
NPG D3366