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William Salter

(1804-1875), Portrait painter

Artist associated with 93 portraits
Studied painting under Royal Academician James Northcote from 1822 to 1827. Following his training he travelled to Florence where, in 1831, he exhibited his Socrates before the Judges of the Areopagos. Success led to his election as a member of the Florentine Academy of Fine Arts and he held the office there of Professor of History until his return to England in 1833. He was a prolific portraitist, and many of his portraits served as preparatory works for his best-known work, The Waterloo Banquet at Apsley House (1839). He also painted religious, mythological, and historical subjects, exhibiting at the British Institution. He became a member of the Society of British Artists in 1846.

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George Lionel Dawson Damer, by William Salter - NPG 3705

George Lionel Dawson Damer

by William Salter
oil on canvas, 1834-1840
NPG 3705

Berkeley Drummond, by William Salter - NPG 3711

Berkeley Drummond

by William Salter
oil on canvas, 1834-1840
NPG 3711

John William Fremantle, by William Salter - NPG 3715

John William Fremantle

by William Salter
oil on canvas, 1834-1840
NPG 3715

James Grant, by William Salter - NPG 3718

James Grant

by William Salter
oil on canvas, 1834-1840
NPG 3718

John Gurwood, by William Salter - NPG 3719

John Gurwood

by William Salter
oil on canvas, 1834-1840
NPG 3719

Clement Delves Hill, by William Salter - NPG 3725

Clement Delves Hill

by William Salter
oil on canvas, 1834-1837
NPG 3725

Sir George Charles Hoste, by William Salter - NPG 3726

Sir George Charles Hoste

by William Salter
oil on canvas, 1834-1840
NPG 3726

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