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William Wolfe Alais

(circa 1802-1864), Painter and engraver

Artist associated with 2 portraits

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Fanny Kemble as Julia in Knowles' 'The Hunchback', by William Wolfe Alais - NPG D5160

Fanny Kemble as Julia in Knowles' 'The Hunchback'

by William Wolfe Alais
hand-coloured stipple and line engraving, 1830s
NPG D5160

Carlotta Leclercq, by William Wolfe Alais, published by  Illustrated News of the World - NPG D37233

Carlotta Leclercq

by William Wolfe Alais, published by Illustrated News of the World
line engraving, published 1860s
NPG D37233

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Marjorie Rear

30 March 2016, 14:39

William Wolfe Alais (1801-1861) was the son of John Alais, also an engrave in London and Buenos Aires. (1775-1847. Among WWA's children were William John Alais , historical engraver (18309-1910) and Alfred Clarence Alais, portrait and historical engraver, (1838-1895). One of William John Alais's children was Ernest William Wolfe Alais (1864-1922), engraver, artist, writer of short stories for boys and writer of Sexton Blake mysteries.