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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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Edward White Benson, by Charles William Sherborn, after  Henry Tanworth Wells - NPG D20728

Edward White Benson

by Charles William Sherborn, after Henry Tanworth Wells
etching, 1884 or after
NPG D20728

Richard Everard Webster, Viscount Alverstone, by George J. Stodart, after  Henry Tanworth Wells - NPG D9590

Richard Everard Webster, Viscount Alverstone

by George J. Stodart, after Henry Tanworth Wells
stipple engraving, 1884 or before
NPG D9590

Garnet Joseph Wolseley, 1st Viscount Wolseley, by Joseph Brown, after  Henry Tanworth Wells - NPG D9989

Garnet Joseph Wolseley, 1st Viscount Wolseley

by Joseph Brown, after Henry Tanworth Wells
stipple engraving, (1884)
NPG D9989

Edward Gibson, 1st Baron Ashbourne, by Joseph Brown, after  Henry Tanworth Wells - NPG D20711

Edward Gibson, 1st Baron Ashbourne

by Joseph Brown, after Henry Tanworth Wells
stipple engraving, 1886
NPG D20711

Farrer Herschell, 1st Baron Herschell, by George J. Stodart, after  Henry Tanworth Wells - NPG D20729

Farrer Herschell, 1st Baron Herschell

by George J. Stodart, after Henry Tanworth Wells
stipple engraving, 1886 or after
NPG D20729

Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt, by George J. Stodart, after  Henry Tanworth Wells - NPG D20731

Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt

by George J. Stodart, after Henry Tanworth Wells
stipple engraving, 1886 or after
NPG D20731

Sir Redvers Henry Buller, by George J. Stodart, after  Henry Tanworth Wells - NPG D20732

Sir Redvers Henry Buller

by George J. Stodart, after Henry Tanworth Wells
stipple engraving, 1886 or after
NPG D20732

Edward Gibson, 1st Baron Ashbourne, by Joseph Brown, after  Henry Tanworth Wells - NPG D7389

Edward Gibson, 1st Baron Ashbourne

by Joseph Brown, after Henry Tanworth Wells
stipple engraving, 1886
NPG D7389

Edward Gibson, 1st Baron Ashbourne, by Joseph Brown, after  Henry Tanworth Wells - NPG D18070

Edward Gibson, 1st Baron Ashbourne

by Joseph Brown, after Henry Tanworth Wells
stipple engraving, 1886
NPG D18070

(William) Edward Hartpole Lecky, by George J. Stodart, after  Henry Tanworth Wells - NPG D20730

(William) Edward Hartpole Lecky

by George J. Stodart, after Henry Tanworth Wells
stipple engraving, 1887 or after
NPG D20730

(William) Edward Hartpole Lecky, by George J. Stodart, after  Henry Tanworth Wells - NPG D9831

(William) Edward Hartpole Lecky

by George J. Stodart, after Henry Tanworth Wells
stipple engraving, 1887 or after
NPG D9831

Richard Everard Webster, Viscount Alverstone, by George J. Stodart, after  Henry Tanworth Wells - NPG D20733

Richard Everard Webster, Viscount Alverstone

by George J. Stodart, after Henry Tanworth Wells
stipple engraving, 1888 or after
NPG D20733

Lord Arthur John Edward Russell, by George J. Stodart, after  Henry Tanworth Wells - NPG D20734

Lord Arthur John Edward Russell

by George J. Stodart, after Henry Tanworth Wells
stipple engraving, 1888 or after
NPG D20734

Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt, by George J. Stodart, after  Henry Tanworth Wells - NPG D9639

Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt

by George J. Stodart, after Henry Tanworth Wells
stipple engraving, 1888
NPG D9639

Sir Joseph William Chitty, by Charles William Sherborn, after  Henry Tanworth Wells - NPG D21206

Sir Joseph William Chitty

by Charles William Sherborn, after Henry Tanworth Wells
etching, 1889 or after
NPG D21206

Sir Mountstuart Elphinstone Grant-Duff, by William Roffe, after  Henry Tanworth Wells - NPG D20735

Sir Mountstuart Elphinstone Grant-Duff

by William Roffe, after Henry Tanworth Wells
stipple engraving, 1889 or after
NPG D20735

Sir Joseph William Chitty, by Charles William Sherborn, after  Henry Tanworth Wells - NPG D20736

Sir Joseph William Chitty

by Charles William Sherborn, after Henry Tanworth Wells
etching, 1889 or after
NPG D20736

Sir Mountstuart Elphinstone Grant-Duff, by William Roffe, after  Henry Tanworth Wells - NPG D2796

Sir Mountstuart Elphinstone Grant-Duff

by William Roffe, after Henry Tanworth Wells
stipple engraving, 1889 or after
NPG D2796

Sir Mountstuart Elphinstone Grant-Duff, by William Roffe, after  Henry Tanworth Wells - NPG D9724

Sir Mountstuart Elphinstone Grant-Duff

by William Roffe, after Henry Tanworth Wells
stipple engraving, 1889 or after
NPG D9724

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