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Alfred Thomas Derby (1821-1873), Watercolour painter

Artist associated with 30 portraits
Alfred Derby was the son of watercolour and miniature painter William Derby. After studying at the Royal Academy schools, he painted portraits and scenes from the novels of Walter Scott. In 1838, his father had a stroke, and until his father's death, he helped him to carry on producing watercolour copies of paintings by a number of other artists. After his father's death Derby continued to paint watercolours, mainly producing copies. He exhibited twenty-two pictures, mainly portraits, at the Royal Academy between 1848 and 1872, and also exhibited at the British Institution and the Suffolk Street Gallery.

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Called James Smith Stanley, Lord Strange

possibly by Alfred Thomas Derby, possibly after Hamlet Winstanley
pencil, circa 1835-1842
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Lady Margaret Beaufort

by Alfred Thomas Derby, after Unknown artist
pencil, pen and ink, 1839 (before 1736)
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Ferdinando Stanley, 5th Earl of Derby

by Alfred Thomas Derby, possibly after Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger
pencil, pen and ink, 1839
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Anne Ker (née Stanley), Countess of Ancram

by Alfred Thomas Derby, after Gerrit van Honthorst
pencil, pen and ink, 10 June 1839 (1638)
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Anne Ker (née Stanley), Countess of Ancram

probably by Alfred Thomas Derby, after Gerrit van Honthorst
pencil, pen and ink, circa 10 June 1839 (1638)
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Charlotte, Countess of Derby

by Alfred Thomas Derby, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
pencil, pen and ink, 1839 (circa 1636)
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James Stanley, 7th Earl of Derby

by Alfred Thomas Derby, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
pencil, pen and ink, 1839 (circa 1636)
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Charlotte, Countess of Derby

probably by Alfred Thomas Derby, after Sir Peter Lely
pencil, circa 1839 (1651)
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Charlotte, Countess of Derby

by Alfred Thomas Derby, after Sir Peter Lely
watercolour and pencil, circa 1839 (1651)
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Lady Amelia-Anna-Sophia (née Stanley), Countess of Athol

by Alfred Thomas Derby, after Mary Beale
pencil, pen and ink, 1839
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William George Richard Stanley, 9th Earl of Derby

by Alfred Thomas Derby, after Unknown artist
pencil, pen and ink, 1839
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Mary (née Egerton), Lady Stanley

by Alfred Thomas Derby, after Unknown artist
pencil, pen and ink; watercolour, 1839
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D23105

Sir Edward Stanley, 3rd Bt of Bickerstaffe

by Alfred Thomas Derby, after F. Hodges
pencil, pen and ink, 1839 (1666)
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D23106

Elizabeth (née Bosville), Lady Stanley

by Alfred Thomas Derby, after Unknown artist
pencil, pen and ink, November 1839
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Sir Thomas Stanley, 4th Bt of Bickerstaffe as a boy

by Alfred Thomas Derby, after Unknown artist
pencil, pen and ink, 1839
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Hon. Robert-Thomas Stanley

by Alfred Thomas Derby, after Unknown artist
pencil, pen and ink, 1839
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Hon. Robert-Thomas Stanley

probably by Alfred Thomas Derby, after Unknown artist
pencil, 1839
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Hon. Charles-Zedemo Stanley

by Alfred Thomas Derby, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
pencil, pen and ink, 1839
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James Stanley, 10th Earl of Derby

by Alfred Thomas Derby, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
pencil, pen and ink, 1839
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James Stanley, 10th Earl of Derby

by Alfred Thomas Derby, after Hamlet Winstanley
pencil, pen and ink, 1839 (before 1725)
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