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Adam Walker

(1731-1821), Inventor and writer

Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter in 5 portraits
Inventor who settled in London after many years as a travelling science lecturer. Walker travelled throughout Great Britain and Ireland lecturing on 'natural philosophy'. He was responsible for the introduction of the transparent orrery and an improved model of harpsichord. His numerous popular works on science included An Epitome of Astronomy. He was a friend of Priestley's whose discoveries he publicised also, and of other members of the Lunar Society.

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Adam Walker, after Samuel Drummond - NPG D7551

Adam Walker

after Samuel Drummond
stipple engraving, published 1792
NPG D7551

Adam Walker, after Samuel Drummond - NPG D7552

Adam Walker

after Samuel Drummond
stipple engraving, published 1792
NPG D7552

'A philosopher, - Conduit Street' (Joseph Priestley (in portrait); Adam Walker), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12590

'A philosopher, - Conduit Street' (Joseph Priestley (in portrait); Adam Walker)

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 28 March 1796
NPG D12590

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