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Henry Walton (1746-1813)

Artist associated with 16 portraits
Little is known of Henry Walton's early life; his earliest recorded portraits date from 1768. In 1770, he began studying art at the Maiden Lane Academy, in Covent Garden, London. During the 1770s, Walton worked as a portraitist, painting portraits in oil and producing miniatures. Among his most celebrated sitters were Edward Gibbon, the Revd William Gilpin, Horatio Walpole, first earl of Orford, and Lord Cornwallis. In the 1780s, Walton had some success making genre paintings. By the early 1790s, he was established as a picture dealer and adviser to some major private collectors.

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1443

Edward Gibbon

by Henry Walton
oil on mahogany panel, 1773
NPG 1443

4418

William Gilpin

by Henry Walton
oil on panel, feigned oval, 1781
NPG 4418

178

Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, 3rd Marquess of Lansdowne

by Henry Walton
oil on canvas, feigned oval, circa 1805
On display in Room 20 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 178

D17605

Unknown woman

by Henry Bone, possibly after Henry Walton
pen and ink, 1802
NPG D17605

D14849

William Gilpin

by and published by George Clint, after Henry Walton
mezzotint, published 1 January 1805 (1781)
NPG D14849

D17330

Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, 3rd Marquess of Lansdowne

by Henry Bone, after Henry Walton
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, January 1806 (circa 1805)
NPG D17330

D3537

Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, 3rd Marquess of Lansdowne

by Charles Turner, after Henry Walton
mezzotint, published 1806
NPG D3537

D3774

Horatio Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford

by Charles Turner, published by Robert Cribb, after Henry Walton
mezzotint, published 1 May 1806
NPG D3774

D11246

Edmund Gillingwater

by Harriet Gunn (née Miss Dawson Turner), after Henry Walton
lithograph, 1820s-1830s
NPG D11246

D8390

Sir John Fenn

by Maxim Gauci, after Henry Walton
lithograph, circa 1823
NPG D8390

D19902

Edward Gibbon

after Henry Walton
line engraving, (1773)
NPG D19902

D19901

Edward Gibbon

by William Ridley, after Henry Walton
stipple engraving, published 1794 (1773)
NPG D19901

D36685

Sir John Fenn

after Henry Walton
lithograph, early 19th century
NPG D36685

D39371

Horatio Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford

by Charles Turner, published by Robert Cribb, after Henry Walton
mezzotint, published 1 May 1806
NPG D39371

D14998

Sir John Fenn

by Maxim Gauci, published by Charles Joseph Hullmandel, after Henry Walton
lithograph, circa 1810-1846
NPG D14998

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