Frederick Walker

1 portrait

Frederick Walker, by David Wilkie Wynfield, circa 1863-4 - NPG P84 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Frederick Walker

by David Wilkie Wynfield
albumen print, circa 1863-4
8 1/8 in. x 6 in. (207 mm x 152 mm)
Purchased, 1929
Primary Collection
NPG P84


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  • Frederick Walker (1840-1875), Painter and illustrator. Sitter in 11 portraits, Artist of 1 portrait.

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  • David Wilkie Wynfield (1837-1887), Painter and photographer. Artist associated with 34 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.

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Part of a pioneering photographic project conducted by the artist David Wilkie Wynfield, in which he photographed his artistic contemporaries and other prominent individuals in historical dress. Wynfield anonymously published the series as The Studio: A Collection of Photographic Portraits of Living Artists, Taken in the Style of the Old Masters, by An Amateur (1864). The potent results, such as this soulful, soft focus portrait of the talented watercolourist, Frederick Walker, influenced the celebrated photographer Julia Margaret Cameron. By depicting Walker in profile as a Renaissance courtier, Wynfield imbued his subject with affecting gravitas.

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