Adam Walker and his family

1 portrait

Adam Walker and his family, by George Romney, 1796-1801 - NPG 1106 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Adam Walker and his family

by George Romney
oil on canvas, 1796-1801
53 1/4 in. x 65 1/4 in. (1352 mm x 1657 mm)
Bequeathed by the sitter's granddaughter, Miss Ellen Elizabeth Gibson, 1897
Primary Collection
NPG 1106

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Artistback to top

  • George Romney (1734-1802), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 159 portraits, Sitter in 5 portraits.

Sittersback to top

  • Eliza Gibson (née Walker) (died 1856), Daughter of Adam Walker. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Adam Walker (1731-1821), Inventor and writer. Sitter in 5 portraits.
  • Adam John Walker (1769 or 1770-1839), Divine; second son of Adam Walker. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Deane Franklin Walker (1778-1865), Astronomer; youngest son of Adam Walker. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Eleanor Walker (active 1764-circa 1801), Wife of Adam Walker. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • William Walker (1766?-1816), Astronomer; eldest son of Adam Walker. Sitter in 3 portraits.

This portraitback to top

As a longstanding friend of the sitter's Romney described the painting as 'his favourite picture of friendship'.

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