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Henry Tanworth Wells (1828-1903), Miniature and portrait painter

Sitter in 8 portraits
Artist associated with 107 portraits
Trained as an artist from a young age, exhibiting at the Royal Academy from the age of eighteen. He specialised in painting miniatures, but the development of photography rapidly made this form of artistic production obsolete, and he turned his attention to painting in oils. He exhibited his first oil portrait at the Royal Academy in 1861, became an associate five years later and was elected a full academician in 1870. Wells was chiefly known as the painter of groups of regiments and volunteers. He also produced about fifty crayon portraits of political and society figures. His best know work is Victoria Regina (1880), which depicts Princess Victoria receiving the news of her accession.

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1917

William Edward Forster

by Henry Tanworth Wells
oil on canvas, 1875
NPG 1917

D9049

Charlotte Williams-Wynn

by Henry Adlard, after Henry Tanworth Wells
stipple engraving, (1856)
NPG D9049

D20713

Henry Austin Bruce, 1st Baron Aberdare

by Charles Holl, after Henry Tanworth Wells
stipple engraving, 1868 or after
NPG D20713

D36078

Richard Lloyd Edwards

by Thomas Oldham Barlow, after Henry Tanworth Wells
mezzotint, 1868
NPG D36078

D36078

Richard Lloyd Edwards

by Thomas Oldham Barlow, after Henry Tanworth Wells
mezzotint, 1868
NPG D36078

D7132

Henry Austin Bruce, 1st Baron Aberdare

by Charles Holl, after Henry Tanworth Wells
stipple engraving, 1868 or after
NPG D7132

D7133

Henry Austin Bruce, 1st Baron Aberdare

by Charles Holl, after Henry Tanworth Wells
stipple engraving, 1868 or after
NPG D7133

D20709

Thomas George Baring, 1st Earl of Northbrook

by Charles Holl, after Henry Tanworth Wells
stipple engraving, 1869 or after
NPG D20709

D20710

Thomas George Baring, 1st Earl of Northbrook

by Charles Holl, after Henry Tanworth Wells
stipple engraving, 1869 or after
NPG D20710

D20714

Frederick Temple Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, 1st Marquess of Dufferin and Ava

by Charles Holl, after Henry Tanworth Wells
stipple engraving, 1869 or after
NPG D20714

D35775

Frederick Temple Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, 1st Marquess of Dufferin and Ava

by Charles Holl, after Henry Tanworth Wells
stipple engraving, 1869 or after
NPG D35775

D35776

Frederick Temple Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, 1st Marquess of Dufferin and Ava

by Charles Holl, after Henry Tanworth Wells
stipple engraving, 1869 or after
NPG D35776

D20715

Hon. (Edward) Frederick Leveson-Gower

by Charles Holl, and by A. Roberts, after Henry Tanworth Wells
stipple engraving, 1870 or after
NPG D20715

D20716

Hon. (Edward) Frederick Leveson-Gower

by Charles Holl, and by A. Roberts, after Henry Tanworth Wells
stipple engraving, 1870 or after
NPG D20716

D34658

Hon. (Edward) Frederick Leveson-Gower

by Charles Holl, by A. Roberts, after Henry Tanworth Wells
stipple engraving, 1870 or after
NPG D34658

D9658

Sir Redvers Henry Buller

by George J. Stodart, after Henry Tanworth Wells
stipple engraving, late 19th century
NPG D9658

D20717

William Edward Forster

by Charles Holl, after Henry Tanworth Wells
stipple engraving, 1871 or after
NPG D20717

D20712

John James Robert Manners, 7th Duke of Rutland

by Charles Holl, after Henry Tanworth Wells
stipple engraving, (1872)
NPG D20712

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