Elizabeth Walker (née Reynolds)(1800-1876), Miniature painter
Artist associated with 10 portraits
A prominent portrait painter of the nineteenth century, Walker became the principle miniature painter to King William IV in 1830. Her artistic training began at home, learning mezzotint engraving from her father Samuel William Reynolds. Her training continued under the tuition of artists Thomas Lupton and George Clint. She exhibited at the Royal Academy and the Society of British Artists throughout her life, painting the portraits of five Prime Ministers. Although she predominately painted miniatures, she also painted whole-length portraits in oil. In 1829 she married the engraver William Walker.