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William Egley

(1798-1870), Artist

Artist associated with 85 portraits
William Egley was employed as a bookkeeper and taught himself to paint in his spare time. By 1824, he had reached a sufficiently high standard to have his work accepted by the Royal Academy; that year he exhibited portraits of Lieutenant Colonel Sir David Ogleby and of actor Frederick Yates. Egley gave up his other employment and became a full-time miniaturist, exhibiting almost every year at the Royal Academy until his death. He produced portraits of many distinguished figures and was particularly adept at portraying children. He painted in watercolour on ivory, which was a standard technique of the period.

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John Robert Townshend, 1st Earl Sydney, by William Egley - NPG 6300

John Robert Townshend, 1st Earl Sydney

by William Egley
watercolour on ivory, 1836
NPG 6300

Emily Caroline (née Paget), Countess Sydney, by William Egley - NPG 6301

Emily Caroline (née Paget), Countess Sydney

by William Egley
watercolour on ivory, 1836
NPG 6301

Hon. Harriet Leslie-Melville, by A.M. Huffam, after  William Egley - NPG D16535

Hon. Harriet Leslie-Melville

by A.M. Huffam, after William Egley
mezzotint, early 19th century
NPG D16535

Fenella Fitzhardinge Armytage (née Berkeley), by William Henry Mote, after  William Egley - NPG D7358

Fenella Fitzhardinge Armytage (née Berkeley)

by William Henry Mote, after William Egley
stipple and line engraving, published 1838
NPG D7358

Mr Goskar-Lynn; Miss Carlow; Mr Dickenson and two unknown sitters, attributed to William Egley - NPG D23313(6)

Mr Goskar-Lynn; Miss Carlow; Mr Dickenson and two unknown sitters

attributed to William Egley
pencil and watercolour, 1839
NPG D23313(6)

Miss Anderson; G. Mole; Miss Cook; Mr Reid; probably Mrs Cook and an unknown man, attributed to William Egley - NPG D23313(8)

Miss Anderson; G. Mole; Miss Cook; Mr Reid; probably Mrs Cook and an unknown man

attributed to William Egley
pencil and watercolour, before 24 June 1839
NPG D23313(8)

G.S. Layton and five unknown men, attributed to William Egley - NPG D23313(10)

G.S. Layton and five unknown men

attributed to William Egley
pencil, 24 June 1839
NPG D23313(10)

Mr Bolton and four unknown sitters, attributed to William Egley - NPG D23313(12)

Mr Bolton and four unknown sitters

attributed to William Egley
pencil, June 1839
NPG D23313(12)

G.S. Archer and five unknown sitters, attributed to William Egley - NPG D23313(14)

G.S. Archer and five unknown sitters

attributed to William Egley
pencil, 3-12 July 1839
NPG D23313(14)

Five unknown men, attributed to William Egley - NPG D23313(16)

Five unknown men

attributed to William Egley
pencil, August 1839
NPG D23313(16)

Leopold Redpath and five unknown men, attributed to William Egley - NPG D23313(18)

Leopold Redpath and five unknown men

attributed to William Egley
pencil, August 1839
NPG D23313(18)

Sketch of an unknown man with notes on other sitters, attributed to William Egley - NPG D23313(20)

Sketch of an unknown man with notes on other sitters

attributed to William Egley
pencil, pen and ink, 20-30 August 1839
NPG D23313(20)

Sketchbook notes with three unknown sitters, attributed to William Egley - NPG D23313(22)

Sketchbook notes with three unknown sitters

attributed to William Egley
pencil, pen and ink, 3 September 1839
NPG D23313(22)

Mr Peyton; Dr Patch; Mr Piper; Mr Carr with sketchbook notes, attributed to William Egley - NPG D23313(24)

Mr Peyton; Dr Patch; Mr Piper; Mr Carr with sketchbook notes

attributed to William Egley
pencil, pen and ink, 27 September 1839
NPG D23313(24)

Two unknown women and a third face study (Miss Roberts?), attributed to William Egley - NPG D23313(26)

Two unknown women and a third face study (Miss Roberts?)

attributed to William Egley
pencil and watercolour, 1839
NPG D23313(26)

Five unknown sitters, attributed to William Egley - NPG D23313(28)

Five unknown sitters

attributed to William Egley
pencil, 1839
NPG D23313(28)

Five unknown sitters, attributed to William Egley - NPG D23313(30)

Five unknown sitters

attributed to William Egley
pencil, 1839
NPG D23313(30)

Mr Edward; Miss Roberts and three unknown sitters, attributed to William Egley - NPG D23313(32)

Mr Edward; Miss Roberts and three unknown sitters

attributed to William Egley
pencil, 1839
NPG D23313(32)

Eight unknown sitters, attributed to William Egley - NPG D23313(34)

Eight unknown sitters

attributed to William Egley
pencil, 1839
NPG D23313(34)

W. Marsh and six unknown sitters, attributed to William Egley - NPG D23313(36)

W. Marsh and six unknown sitters

attributed to William Egley
pencil, 1839
NPG D23313(36)

Mr Harris and seven unknown sitters, attributed to William Egley - NPG D23313(19)

Mr Harris and seven unknown sitters

attributed to William Egley
pencil, 1839-1843
NPG D23313(19)

Constable; Leversham; J.E. March; Mrs March and her child, attributed to William Egley - NPG D23313(17)

Constable; Leversham; J.E. March; Mrs March and her child

attributed to William Egley
pencil, 1839-1843
NPG D23313(17)

Robert Williams, attributed to William Egley - NPG D23313(11)

Robert Williams

attributed to William Egley
pencil, 1839-1843
NPG D23313(11)

Seven unknown sitters, attributed to William Egley - NPG D23313(5)

Seven unknown sitters

attributed to William Egley
pencil, 1839-1843
NPG D23313(5)

Miss A. Bell and six unknown sitters, attributed to William Egley - NPG D23313(40)

Miss A. Bell and six unknown sitters

attributed to William Egley
pencil, 1840
NPG D23313(40)

Eleven unknown sitters, attributed to William Egley - NPG D23313(42)

Eleven unknown sitters

attributed to William Egley
pencil, 1840
NPG D23313(42)

Wallis and six unknown sitters, attributed to William Egley - NPG D23313(44)

Wallis and six unknown sitters

attributed to William Egley
pencil, 1840
NPG D23313(44)

Three unknown sitters, attributed to William Egley - NPG D23313(46)

Three unknown sitters

attributed to William Egley
pencil, 1840
NPG D23313(46)

Mr Crane; Mr Landford; Mr Croton and three unknown sitters, attributed to William Egley - NPG D23313(50)

Mr Crane; Mr Landford; Mr Croton and three unknown sitters

attributed to William Egley
pencil, 16-20 April 1840
NPG D23313(50)

Watkins; Lieutenant Young and five unknown sitters, attributed to William Egley - NPG D23313(54)

Watkins; Lieutenant Young and five unknown sitters

attributed to William Egley
pencil, May 1840
NPG D23313(54)

Mr Webb; Mrs Webb and five unknown sitters, attributed to William Egley - NPG D23313(56)

Mr Webb; Mrs Webb and five unknown sitters

attributed to William Egley
pencil, June 1840
NPG D23313(56)

Five unknown sitters and sketchbook notes, attributed to William Egley - NPG D23313(60)

Five unknown sitters and sketchbook notes

attributed to William Egley
pencil, July-August 1840
NPG D23313(60)

Miss Ward and eight unknown sitters, attributed to William Egley - NPG D23313(62)

Miss Ward and eight unknown sitters

attributed to William Egley
pencil, 1840
NPG D23313(62)

Nine unknown sitters, attributed to William Egley - NPG D23313(68)

Nine unknown sitters

attributed to William Egley
pencil, 4 October 1840
NPG D23313(68)

Unknown woman, woman's bonnet and sketch of a woman's face, attributed to William Egley - NPG D23313(69)

Unknown woman, woman's bonnet and sketch of a woman's face

attributed to William Egley
watercolour and pencil, probably 1840
NPG D23313(69)

Mr Bryce; Wale and eight unknown sitters, attributed to William Egley - NPG D23313(70)

Mr Bryce; Wale and eight unknown sitters

attributed to William Egley
pencil, 1840
NPG D23313(70)

R. Vernon; Captain Vivian; Thomas Miller and six unknown sitters, attributed to William Egley - NPG D23313(74)

R. Vernon; Captain Vivian; Thomas Miller and six unknown sitters

attributed to William Egley
pencil, November 1840
NPG D23313(74)

Eight unknown sitters, attributed to William Egley - NPG D23313(53)

Eight unknown sitters

attributed to William Egley
pencil, 2 May 1840
NPG D23313(53)

Four unknown sitters, attributed to William Egley - NPG D23313(51)

Four unknown sitters

attributed to William Egley
pencil, 1840?
NPG D23313(51)

Miss Brodie; Mr Brockmark and five unknown sitters, attributed to William Egley - NPG D23313(47)

Miss Brodie; Mr Brockmark and five unknown sitters

attributed to William Egley
pencil, 1840?
NPG D23313(47)

Five unknown sitters, attributed to William Egley - NPG D23313(43)

Five unknown sitters

attributed to William Egley
pencil, 1840?
NPG D23313(43)

Bishop; Mr Scott and five unknown sitters, attributed to William Egley - NPG D23313(41)

Bishop; Mr Scott and five unknown sitters

attributed to William Egley
pencil, 1840?
NPG D23313(41)

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