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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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Hugh Fortescue, 2nd Earl Fortescue, by Samuel William Reynolds, published by  William Walker, after  Samuel William Reynolds Jr - NPG D37748

Hugh Fortescue, 2nd Earl Fortescue

by Samuel William Reynolds, published by William Walker, after Samuel William Reynolds Jr
mezzotint, September 1833
NPG D37748

Charles Poulett-Thomson, Baron Sydenham, by Samuel William Reynolds, published by  William Walker, after  Samuel William Reynolds Jr - NPG D40333

Charles Poulett-Thomson, Baron Sydenham

by Samuel William Reynolds, published by William Walker, after Samuel William Reynolds Jr
mezzotint, published July 1833
NPG D40333

Stephen Lushington, by and published by William Walker, after  Sir William John Newton - NPG D38024

Stephen Lushington

by and published by William Walker, after Sir William John Newton
mezzotint, published May 1834
NPG D38024

Stephen Lushington, by and published by William Walker, after  Sir William John Newton - NPG D38025

Stephen Lushington

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

James Abercromby, 1st Baron Dunfermline, by and published by William Walker, after  John Jackson - NPG D36028

James Abercromby, 1st Baron Dunfermline

by and published by William Walker, after John Jackson
mezzotint, published June 1835
NPG D36028

James Abercromby, 1st Baron Dunfermline, by and published by William Walker, after  John Jackson - NPG D36029

James Abercromby, 1st Baron Dunfermline

by and published by William Walker, after John Jackson
mezzotint, published June 1835
NPG D36029

James Abercromby, 1st Baron Dunfermline, by and published by William Walker, after  John Jackson - NPG D36030

James Abercromby, 1st Baron Dunfermline

by and published by William Walker, after John Jackson
mezzotint, published June 1835
NPG D36030

James Abercromby, 1st Baron Dunfermline, by and published by William Walker, after  John Jackson - NPG D36031

James Abercromby, 1st Baron Dunfermline

by and published by William Walker, after John Jackson
mezzotint, published June 1835
NPG D36031

Sir Herbert Jenner-Fust, by and published by William Walker, after  Frederick Yeates Hurlstone - NPG D3153

Sir Herbert Jenner-Fust

by and published by William Walker, after Frederick Yeates Hurlstone
mezzotint, published April 1835
NPG D3153

Sir Herbert Jenner-Fust, by and published by William Walker, after  Frederick Yeates Hurlstone - NPG D3695

Sir Herbert Jenner-Fust

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

William Dodsworth, by William Walker, after  Elizabeth Walker (née Reynolds) - NPG D8294

William Dodsworth

by William Walker, after Elizabeth Walker (née Reynolds)
stipple engraving, published 1835
NPG D8294

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 - NPG 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
NPG D10714

Edward Scobell, by William Walker, after  Elizabeth Walker (née Reynolds) - NPG D4179

Edward Scobell

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

James Scarlett, 1st Baron Abinger, by Henry Cousins, published by  William Walker, after  Sir Martin Archer Shee - NPG D7148

James Scarlett, 1st Baron Abinger

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

James Buchanan, by William Walker, after  Samuel MacKenzie - NPG D32274

James Buchanan

by William Walker, after Samuel MacKenzie
stipple engraving, published 1838
NPG D32274

Thomas Hamilton, 9th Earl of Haddington, by William Walker, after  Robert McInnes - NPG D35100

Thomas Hamilton, 9th Earl of Haddington

by William Walker, after Robert McInnes
mezzotint, 1839
NPG D35100

John Shore, 1st Baron Teignmouth, by and published by William Walker, after  George Richmond - NPG D40447

John Shore, 1st Baron Teignmouth

by and published by William Walker, after George Richmond
stipple engraving, published March 1839
NPG D40447

John Shore, 1st Baron Teignmouth, by William Walker, published by  John Hatchard, after  George Richmond - NPG D15223

John Shore, 1st Baron Teignmouth

by William Walker, published by John Hatchard, after George Richmond
stipple and line engraving, published 1843 (1832)
NPG D15223

William Ewart Gladstone, by and published by William Walker, published by  Hering & Remington, after  William Bradley - NPG D34514

William Ewart Gladstone

by and published by William Walker, published by Hering & Remington, after William Bradley
mezzotint, 1 August 1845 (1838 or 1839)
NPG D34514

George William Frederick Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon, by William Walker, after  Sir Francis Grant - NPG D33271

George William Frederick Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon

by William Walker, after Sir Francis Grant
mezzotint, published 1847
NPG D33271

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