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Izaak Walton (1593-1683), Author of 'The Compleat Angler'

Sitter in 5 portraits
A London ironmonger, Walton made enough money to retire at fifty, and devoted the rest of his life to country pursuits, above all fishing. The Compleat Angler (1653), full of pious contentment, expresses his gentle character. He also wrote biographies of John Donne, George Herbert, Richard Hooker and Sir Henry Wotton.

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Izaak Walton

by Jacob Huysmans
oil on canvas, circa 1672
NPG 1168

D4612

Izaak Walton

by George Maile, after Jacob Huysmans
mezzotint and etching, early 19th century
NPG D4612

D38527

Izaak Walton

by John Henry Robinson, published by William Pickering, after James Inskipp
line engraving, published 1832
NPG D38527

D19394

'Izaak Walton - the old English angler'

by and published by Dean & Co
hand-coloured lithograph, published circa 1849-1855
NPG D19394

D38526

Izaak Walton

by William Strang, after Jacob Huysmans
etching, 1902
NPG D38526