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William Egley

(1798-1870), Artist

Artist associated with 85 portraits
William Egley was employed as a bookkeeper and taught himself to paint in his spare time. By 1824, he had reached a sufficiently high standard to have his work accepted by the Royal Academy; that year he exhibited portraits of Lieutenant Colonel Sir David Ogleby and of actor Frederick Yates. Egley gave up his other employment and became a full-time miniaturist, exhibiting almost every year at the Royal Academy until his death. He produced portraits of many distinguished figures and was particularly adept at portraying children. He painted in watercolour on ivory, which was a standard technique of the period.

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Five unknown sitters, attributed to William Egley - NPG D23313(28)

Five unknown sitters

attributed to William Egley
pencil, 1839
NPG D23313(28)

Five unknown sitters, attributed to William Egley - NPG D23313(30)

Five unknown sitters

attributed to William Egley
pencil, 1839
NPG D23313(30)

Mr Edward; Miss Roberts and three unknown sitters, attributed to William Egley - NPG D23313(32)

Mr Edward; Miss Roberts and three unknown sitters

attributed to William Egley
pencil, 1839
NPG D23313(32)

Eight unknown sitters, attributed to William Egley - NPG D23313(34)

Eight unknown sitters

attributed to William Egley
pencil, 1839
NPG D23313(34)

W. Marsh and six unknown sitters, attributed to William Egley - NPG D23313(36)

W. Marsh and six unknown sitters

attributed to William Egley
pencil, 1839
NPG D23313(36)

Mr Harris and seven unknown sitters, attributed to William Egley - NPG D23313(19)

Mr Harris and seven unknown sitters

attributed to William Egley
pencil, 1839-1843
NPG D23313(19)

Constable; Leversham; J.E. March; Mrs March and her child, attributed to William Egley - NPG D23313(17)

Constable; Leversham; J.E. March; Mrs March and her child

attributed to William Egley
pencil, 1839-1843
NPG D23313(17)

Robert Williams, attributed to William Egley - NPG D23313(11)

Robert Williams

attributed to William Egley
pencil, 1839-1843
NPG D23313(11)

Seven unknown sitters, attributed to William Egley - NPG D23313(5)

Seven unknown sitters

attributed to William Egley
pencil, 1839-1843
NPG D23313(5)

Miss A. Bell and six unknown sitters, attributed to William Egley - NPG D23313(40)

Miss A. Bell and six unknown sitters

attributed to William Egley
pencil, 1840
NPG D23313(40)

Eleven unknown sitters, attributed to William Egley - NPG D23313(42)

Eleven unknown sitters

attributed to William Egley
pencil, 1840
NPG D23313(42)

Wallis and six unknown sitters, attributed to William Egley - NPG D23313(44)

Wallis and six unknown sitters

attributed to William Egley
pencil, 1840
NPG D23313(44)

Three unknown sitters, attributed to William Egley - NPG D23313(46)

Three unknown sitters

attributed to William Egley
pencil, 1840
NPG D23313(46)

Mr Crane; Mr Landford; Mr Croton and three unknown sitters, attributed to William Egley - NPG D23313(50)

Mr Crane; Mr Landford; Mr Croton and three unknown sitters

attributed to William Egley
pencil, 16-20 April 1840
NPG D23313(50)

Watkins; Lieutenant Young and five unknown sitters, attributed to William Egley - NPG D23313(54)

Watkins; Lieutenant Young and five unknown sitters

attributed to William Egley
pencil, May 1840
NPG D23313(54)

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