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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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D37748

Hugh Fortescue, 2nd Earl Fortescue

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

Charles Poulett-Thomson, Baron Sydenham

by Samuel William Reynolds, published by William Walker, after Samuel William Reynolds Jr
mezzotint, published July 1833
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D19224

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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D40447

John Shore, 1st Baron Teignmouth

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

D19065

Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex

by William Walker, after John Goffe Rand
mezzotint, published July 1840
NPG D19065

D38772

Spencer Joshua Alwyne Compton, 2nd Marquess of Northampton

by and published by William Walker, after Thomas Phillips, and after Henry Wyndham Phillips
mezzotint, published 25 November 1848
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D38775

Spencer Joshua Alwyne Compton, 2nd Marquess of Northampton

by and published by William Walker, after Thomas Phillips, and after Henry Wyndham Phillips
mezzotint, published 25 November 1848
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D39095

Sir Roderick Impey Murchison, 1st Bt

by and published by William Walker, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, published 2 February 1851
NPG D39095

D39096

Sir Roderick Impey Murchison, 1st Bt

by William Walker, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, published 1851
NPG D39096

D39185

James Raine

by William Walker, after Clement Burlison
mezzotint, 1851
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D40209

Henry Phillpotts

by and published by William Walker, after Thomas Woolnoth
mezzotint, published 1 July 1851
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D40210

Henry Phillpotts

by and published by William Walker, after Thomas Woolnoth
mezzotint, published 1 July 1851
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D40330

Lord John Thynne

by and published by William Walker, after Richard Buckner
mezzotint, published 1 July 1852
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D42100

Sir John Stuart

by and published by William Walker, after Thomas Woolnoth
mezzotint, published 1 August 1852
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D42101

Sir John Stuart

by and published by William Walker, after Thomas Woolnoth
mezzotint, published 1 August 1852
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D1389

Sir Richard Owen

by and published by William Walker, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, 1852
NPG D1389

D39960

John James Robert Manners, 7th Duke of Rutland

by and published by William Walker, after Richard Buckner
mezzotint, published 1 January 1853
NPG D39960

D39961

John James Robert Manners, 7th Duke of Rutland

by and published by William Walker, after Richard Buckner
mezzotint, published 1 January 1853
NPG D39961

D38853

Sir William Molesworth, 8th Bt

by and published by William Walker
mezzotint, published 15 March 1856
NPG D38853

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