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Henry Tanworth Wells

(1828-1903), Miniature and portrait painter

Sitter in 8 portraits
Artist associated with 107 portraits
Trained as an artist from a young age, exhibiting at the Royal Academy from the age of eighteen. He specialised in painting miniatures, but the development of photography rapidly made this form of artistic production obsolete, and he turned his attention to painting in oils. He exhibited his first oil portrait at the Royal Academy in 1861, became an associate five years later and was elected a full academician in 1870. Wells was chiefly known as the painter of groups of regiments and volunteers. He also produced about fifty crayon portraits of political and society figures. His best know work is Victoria Regina (1880), which depicts Princess Victoria receiving the news of her accession.

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John James Robert Manners, 7th Duke of Rutland, by Charles Holl, after  Henry Tanworth Wells - NPG D20712

John James Robert Manners, 7th Duke of Rutland

by Charles Holl, after Henry Tanworth Wells
stipple engraving, (1872)
NPG D20712

John James Robert Manners, 7th Duke of Rutland, by Charles Holl, after  Henry Tanworth Wells - NPG D18075

John James Robert Manners, 7th Duke of Rutland

by Charles Holl, after Henry Tanworth Wells
stipple engraving, (1872)
NPG D18075

Russell Gurney, by Charles Holl, after  Henry Tanworth Wells - NPG D20718

Russell Gurney

by Charles Holl, after Henry Tanworth Wells
stipple engraving, 1873 or after
NPG D20718

Samuel Whitbread, by Charles Holl, after  Henry Tanworth Wells - NPG D20719

Samuel Whitbread

by Charles Holl, after Henry Tanworth Wells
stipple engraving, 1874 or after
NPG D20719

Samuel Whitbread, by Charles Holl, after  Henry Tanworth Wells - NPG D9981

Samuel Whitbread

by Charles Holl, after Henry Tanworth Wells
stipple engraving, 1874 or after
NPG D9981

Arthur Philip Stanhope, 6th Earl Stanhope, by Joseph Brown, after  Henry Tanworth Wells - NPG D20720

Arthur Philip Stanhope, 6th Earl Stanhope

by Joseph Brown, after Henry Tanworth Wells
stipple engraving, 1878 or after
NPG D20720

John Poyntz Spencer, 5th Earl Spencer, by Joseph Brown, after  Henry Tanworth Wells - NPG D20721

John Poyntz Spencer, 5th Earl Spencer

by Joseph Brown, after Henry Tanworth Wells
stipple engraving, 1878 or after
NPG D20721

John Poyntz Spencer, 5th Earl Spencer, by Joseph Brown, after  Henry Tanworth Wells - NPG D42012

John Poyntz Spencer, 5th Earl Spencer

by Joseph Brown, after Henry Tanworth Wells
stipple engraving, 1878 or after
NPG D42012

John Poyntz Spencer, 5th Earl Spencer, by Joseph Brown, after  Henry Tanworth Wells - NPG D9944

John Poyntz Spencer, 5th Earl Spencer

by Joseph Brown, after Henry Tanworth Wells
stipple engraving, 1878 or after
NPG D9944

Hon. Edward Stanhope, by Joseph Brown, after  Henry Tanworth Wells - NPG D20722

Hon. Edward Stanhope

by Joseph Brown, after Henry Tanworth Wells
stipple engraving, 1879 or after
NPG D20722

Hon. Edward Stanhope, by Joseph Brown, after  Henry Tanworth Wells - NPG D20723

Hon. Edward Stanhope

by Joseph Brown, after Henry Tanworth Wells
stipple engraving, 1879 or after
NPG D20723

Garnet Joseph Wolseley, 1st Viscount Wolseley, by Joseph Brown, after  Henry Tanworth Wells - NPG D20724

Garnet Joseph Wolseley, 1st Viscount Wolseley

by Joseph Brown, after Henry Tanworth Wells
stipple engraving, 1879 or after
NPG D20724

Frederic Leighton, Baron Leighton, by Joseph Brown, after  Henry Tanworth Wells - NPG D37286

Frederic Leighton, Baron Leighton

by Joseph Brown, after Henry Tanworth Wells
stipple engraving, after 1880
NPG D37286

Frederic Leighton, Baron Leighton, by Joseph Brown, after  Henry Tanworth Wells - NPG D9833

Frederic Leighton, Baron Leighton

by Joseph Brown, after Henry Tanworth Wells
stipple engraving, after 1880
NPG D9833

Frederic Leighton, Baron Leighton, by Joseph Brown, after  Henry Tanworth Wells - NPG D20725

Frederic Leighton, Baron Leighton

by Joseph Brown, after Henry Tanworth Wells
stipple engraving, circa 1881
NPG D20725

Matthew White Ridley, 1st Viscount Ridley, by Joseph Brown, after  Henry Tanworth Wells - NPG D20726

Matthew White Ridley, 1st Viscount Ridley

by Joseph Brown, after Henry Tanworth Wells
stipple engraving, 1881 or after
NPG D20726

Henry Thurstan Holland, 1st Viscount Knutsford, by Joseph Brown, after  Henry Tanworth Wells - NPG D20727

Henry Thurstan Holland, 1st Viscount Knutsford

by Joseph Brown, after Henry Tanworth Wells
stipple engraving, 1881 or after
NPG D20727

Henry Thurstan Holland, 1st Viscount Knutsford, by Joseph Brown, after  Henry Tanworth Wells - NPG D37120

Henry Thurstan Holland, 1st Viscount Knutsford

by Joseph Brown, after Henry Tanworth Wells
stipple engraving, 1881 or after
NPG D37120

Henry Thurstan Holland, 1st Viscount Knutsford, by Joseph Brown, after  Henry Tanworth Wells - NPG D9799

Henry Thurstan Holland, 1st Viscount Knutsford

by Joseph Brown, after Henry Tanworth Wells
stipple engraving, 1881 or after
NPG D9799

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