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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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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
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D7148

James Scarlett, 1st Baron Abinger

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