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Izaak Walton

(1593-1683), Author of 'The Compleat Angler'

Early Stuart Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter in 6 portraits
A London ironmonger, Walton made enough money to retire at fifty, and devoted the rest of his life to country pursuits, above all fishing. The Compleat Angler (1653), full of pious contentment, expresses his gentle character. He also wrote biographies of John Donne, George Herbert, Richard Hooker and Sir Henry Wotton.

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Izaak Walton, by George Maile, after  Jacob Huysmans - NPG D4612

Izaak Walton

by George Maile, after Jacob Huysmans
mezzotint and etching, early 19th century
NPG D4612

Izaak Walton, by John Henry Robinson, published by  William Pickering, after  James Inskipp - NPG D38527

Izaak Walton

by John Henry Robinson, published by William Pickering, after James Inskipp
line engraving, published 1832
NPG D38527

'Izaak Walton - the old English angler', by and published by Dean & Co - NPG D19394

'Izaak Walton - the old English angler'

by and published by Dean & Co
hand-coloured lithograph, published circa 1849-1855
NPG D19394

Izaak Walton, by William Strang, after  Jacob Huysmans - NPG D38526

Izaak Walton

by William Strang, after Jacob Huysmans
etching, 1902
NPG D38526

Izaak Walton, issued by Sarony & Co, after  Jacob Huysmans - NPG D48939

Izaak Walton

issued by Sarony & Co, after Jacob Huysmans
gravure cigarette card, 1925 (circa 1672)
NPG D48939

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Mark Hartwell

09 August 2015, 00:10

An interesting portrait exists in the William Salt Library, Eastgate Street, Stafford (hanging on staircase in non-public area). The frame is decorated with stylised fish).

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