William Frederick Yeames

1 portrait on display in Room 24 at the National Portrait Gallery

William Frederick Yeames, by David Wilkie Wynfield, 1860s - NPG P98 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

William Frederick Yeames

by David Wilkie Wynfield
albumen print, 1860s
8 3/8 in. x 6 1/4 in. (212 mm x 159 mm)
Given by H. Saxe Wyndham, 1937
Primary Collection
NPG P98


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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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Yeames and Wynfield were both members of the St John's Wood Clique, who made their living painting historical genre scenes; most notably in Yeames's case the famous work set during the English Civil War, And When Did You Last See Your Father? Although taken seriously at the time, Wynfield's photographic portraits would later be dismissed as indulgent folly. Yeames's niece believed that Wynfield primarily aimed to use historical dress to bring out the character and physiognomy of his acquaintances 'for his private satisfaction'. She found his portrait of Yeames in Renaissance attire less 'effective' than his other works.

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  • NPG P88: William Frederick Yeames (identical)

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