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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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Sir Robert Henry Meade, after Henry Tanworth Wells - NPG D20761

Sir Robert Henry Meade

after Henry Tanworth Wells
collotype, 1890 or after
NPG D20761

Edward White Benson, after Henry Tanworth Wells - NPG D9627

Edward White Benson

after Henry Tanworth Wells
etching, circa 1890
NPG D9627

George James Howard, 9th Earl of Carlisle, by Charles William Sherborn, after  Henry Tanworth Wells - NPG D20737

George James Howard, 9th Earl of Carlisle

by Charles William Sherborn, after Henry Tanworth Wells
etching, 1892 or after
NPG D20737

George Denman, by Goupilgravure, after  Henry Tanworth Wells - NPG D35023

George Denman

by Goupilgravure, after Henry Tanworth Wells
photogravure, (1893)
NPG D35023

George James Howard, 9th Earl of Carlisle, by Charles William Sherborn, after  Henry Tanworth Wells - NPG D18071

George James Howard, 9th Earl of Carlisle

by Charles William Sherborn, after Henry Tanworth Wells
etching, 1894
NPG D18071

Thomas Henry Sanderson, 1st Baron Sanderson, by The Autotype Company, after  Henry Tanworth Wells - NPG D20749

Thomas Henry Sanderson, 1st Baron Sanderson

by The Autotype Company, after Henry Tanworth Wells
collotype, (1896)
NPG D20749

Thomas Henry Sanderson, 1st Baron Sanderson, by The Autotype Company, after  Henry Tanworth Wells - NPG D40056

Thomas Henry Sanderson, 1st Baron Sanderson

by The Autotype Company, after Henry Tanworth Wells
collotype, (1896)
NPG D40056

Thomas Henry Sanderson, 1st Baron Sanderson, by The Autotype Company, after  Henry Tanworth Wells - NPG D18077

Thomas Henry Sanderson, 1st Baron Sanderson

by The Autotype Company, after Henry Tanworth Wells
collotype, (1896)
NPG D18077

Lord George Francis Hamilton, by The Autotype Company, after  Henry Tanworth Wells - NPG D20739

Lord George Francis Hamilton

by The Autotype Company, after Henry Tanworth Wells
collotype, (1897)
NPG D20739

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