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Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Frederick Walker (1840-1875), Painter and illustrator

Self-portraits
By other artists
Undated portrait
Posthumous portrait
Photographs

Self-portraitsback to top


Numerous self-portrait caricatures and sketches appear in Marks 1896 (see below, ‘c.1857–60’ and ‘c.1860s’), including smaller drawings on pp.60, 69, 73, 76, 83, 101, 105, 111, 148, 202, 220, 249, 254, 268, 277.
A number of self-portrait caricatures are contained in the E.E. Leggatt (Walker) coll., 2 vols containing original letters, prints, drawings and facsimiles of images of and by Frederick Walker, BM, London, 1915,0710.1–27:

Leggatt vol.1:
1859, f.6, nos 23, 24, 26.
1865, f.53, nos 355, 357, 358, 360, 362, 363.
Leggatt vol.2:
1866, f.61, no.400; f.63, no.413.
1867, f.68, no.449; f.69, nos 452, 453, 454, 455, 458; f.71, no.472
1868, f.74, nos 478, 480, 482
1870, f.87, no.555
1872, f.95, no.576
1873, f.100, no.592

Works published in other sources are listed fully below.

c.1857–60
Design, whole-length, back view, seated drawing at the British Museum; untraced. Repr. Marks 1896, p.4.

1863
Etching, remarque on print, The Peaceful Thames, head, profile to left; BM, London, 1915,0901.2, two impressions, one without remarque); publ. E.E. Leggatt, 1883; ref. E.E. Leggatt (Walker) coll., 2 vols containing original letters, prints, drawings and facsimiles of images of and by Frederick Walker, BM, London, 1915,0710.1–27, vol.1, f.41, no.294.

Design, whole-length, profile to left, walking, wearing hat and holding stick, as part of multi-figure group; untraced; ref. E.E. Leggatt (Walker) coll., 2 vols containing original letters, prints, drawings and facsimiles of images of and by Frederick Walker, BM, London, 1915,0710.1–27, vol.1, f.57, no.378. Repr. as engr. Marks 1894, vol.1, facing p.90 (as ‘A Vision of “the Clique”’); and Walkley 1994, p.190, fig.153 (where dated 1864).
See also Calderon, Hodgson, Marks, Wynfield, Yeames.

Design, whole-length to front, following group; untraced; ref. E.E. Leggatt (Walker) coll., 2 vols containing original letters, prints, drawings and facsimiles of images of and by Frederick Walker, BM, London, 1915,0710.1–27, vol.I, f.47, no.326. Repr. Marks 1984, vol.1, facing p.88 (as ‘Swanage – The Donkey Ride’).
See also Calderon, Marks.

1864
Pen and ink caricature drawing as part of a letter to Agnew dated 8 Oct. 1864, described as ‘the artist hunched up at his easel, painting, while the wind whirls leaves and fruit around him’; untraced; Sotheby’s, 21 Feb. 1978 (328).

c.1865
Watercolour; see NPG 1498.

1866
Design, Dear Arthur’s Round Table: An Evening at Moray Lodge, Campden Hill, Kensington, the residence of Mr Arthur J. Lewis, head-and-shoulders, smoking pipe, seen from behind, seated at left-hand side of table (no.7 in key); untraced. Ref. photo Witt L., Courtauld Inst., London; see also E.E. Leggatt (Walker) coll., 2 vols containing original letters, prints, drawings and facsimiles of images of and by Frederick Walker, BM, London, 1915,0710.1–27, vol.2, f.61, no.399. Repr. Hacking 2000, p.14, fig.3.
See also Calderon, Du Maurier, Leighton, Millais, Prinsep, Sandys.

Pen an ink sketch on letter dated 30 June 1866, whole-length to left, wearing top hat; untraced. Repr. Smith 1927, p.128.

1867
Design for Out of the Valley of the Shadow of Death, signed ‘F.W.’, whole-length to front, slumped as if dying, as principal figure; untraced. Repr. as engr. by Swain, Cornhill Magazine, Jan. 1867; ref. E.E. Leggatt (Walker) coll., 2 vols containing original letters, prints, drawings and facsimiles of images of and by Frederick Walker, BM, London, 1915,0710.1–27, vol.2, f.65, no.430.

1867
Pen and ink sketch, whole-length, standing, facing front, showing picture to William Agnew; coll. Agnew’s. Repr. Marks 1896, p.111; Agnew 1967, p.28.

1868
Two designs:
(a) for Rainy Evening (Fred Walker and J.W. North), whole-length, from back, arms lifted, walking alongside John William North; untraced.
(b) for The Mushroom gatherers – their return home, inscr. and dated 19 Aug. 1868, whole-length, profile to left, walking with John William North, both sheltering under large umbrella; untraced.
Both repr. MA, 1893, p.344.

1869
Design for Captain Jinks (of the ‘Selfish’) and his Friends Enjoying Themselves on the River., whole-length in background, palette in hand, struggling to prevent canvas falling into water; untraced. Repr. Punch, 21 Aug. 1869, p.74.

1860s
Pen and ink caricature sketches:
(a) half-length, profile to right, on far left of group, inscr. in speech bubble ‘Mr. North is not selected gentlemen’; Birket Foster Sketchbook, priv. coll., f.19.
(b) whole-length, profile to left, suited, standing in waiting, inscr. below image (possibly not by Walker) ‘HRH The Dutchess of Teck’; Birket Foster Sketchbook, priv. coll., f.20.
(c) whole-length, profile to left, riding palette as horse, from an undated letter to Foster; Birket Foster Sketchbook, priv. coll., f.29.
(d) whole-length, profile to left, head bowed, gesturing behind figure of a lady; Birket Foster Sketchbook, priv. coll., f.53 (top).
(e) half-length, profile to right, hand outstretched; Birket Foster Sketchbook, priv. coll., f.53 (bottom).

c.1860s
Drawing, whole-length, standing squeezing a giant tube of paint, inscr. ‘what would “the society” say if it could only see me?’; untraced. Repr. Marks 1896, p.56.

Pen and ink drawing, with G.D. Leslie and Henry Stacy Marks going for a walk; untraced; Abbott and Holder, Bloomsbury, List no. 299, Aug. 1995 (244).

Design, ‘G.D. Leslie and his friends at Harry Orme’s Public House’, head-and-shoulders to front, wearing top hat, seated at table to right of Henry Stacy Marks; untraced; ref. E.E. Leggatt (Walker) coll., 2 vols containing original letters, prints, drawings and facsimiles of images of and by Frederick Walker, BM, London, 1915,0710.1–27, vol.1, f.57, no.141A.


By other artistsback to top



c.1850s
Pencil drawing by N.H.J Westlake, whole-length, profile to left, sketching; untraced. Repr. MA, 1903, p.98.

1861
Pencil drawing by S.J. Hodson, head, profile to left; untraced; ref. E.E. Leggatt (Walker) coll., 2 vols containing original letters, prints, drawings and facsimiles of images of and by Frederick Walker, BM, London, 1915,0710.1–27, vol.1, f.21, no.154.
Pencil drawing by an unidentified artist, after this image; BM, London (ref. O’Donoghue 1908–1922, vol.6, p.423, no.14).

Design by Philip Hermogenes Calderon, whole-length, profile to left, holding top hat; untraced. Repr. Marks 1894, vol.1, p.69 (as ‘Walker being introduced by Thackeray’).

1862
Pen and ink caricature by George Du Maurier, in letter to Ellen Du Maurier, July 1862, head, profile to left, evening at Little Holland House; untraced. Repr. Du Maurier 1951, facing p.224.
See also Du Maurier, Hunt, Millais, Prinsep, Sandys, Watts, Whistler.

1863
Design by Henry Stacy Marks, signed ‘H. S. M’ bottom right and inscr. ‘The visit to the Orchard’, whole-length, profile to right, wearing hat, holding fruit, standing with two other men; untraced; ref. E.E. Leggatt (Walker) coll., 2 vols containing original letters, prints, drawings and facsimiles of images of and by Frederick Walker, BM, London, 1915,0710.1–27, vol.1, f.47, no.324. Repr. Marks 1894, vol.1, p.88 (as ‘Swanage’).

Watercolour by John Dawson Watson, head-and-shoulders to front; untraced; ref. E.E. Leggatt (Walker) coll., 2 vols containing original letters, prints, drawings and facsimiles of images of and by Frederick Walker, BM, London, 1915,0710.1–27, vol.1, f.41, no.293.

1864
Design by Henry Stacy Marks, whole-length, profile to right, legs stretched out, diminutive figure at base of composition in multi-figure group; untraced; ref. E.E. Leggatt (Walker) coll., 2 vols containing original letters, prints, drawings and facsimiles of images of and by Frederick Walker, BM, London, 1915,0710.1–27, vol.1, f.57, no.343. Repr. Marks 1894, vol.1, facing p.152 (as ‘Election of the A.R.As 1864’).
See also Calderon, Hodgson, Leighton, Marks, Yeames.

1866
Design by Harry Furniss, whole-length to right, hand on hip, holding palette; untraced; ref. E.E. Leggatt (Walker) coll., 2 vols containing original letters, prints, drawings and facsimiles of images of and by Frederick Walker, BM, London, 1915,0710.1–27, vol.2, p.63, no.414; repr. Windsor Magazine, vol.21, 1905, p.259.

c.1860s
Design by John Evan Hodgson, signed ‘J. E. Hodgson’, half-length, profile to left, first on right in front row; untraced; ref. E.E. Leggatt (Walker) coll., 2 vols containing original letters, prints, drawings and facsimiles of images of and by Frederick Walker, BM, London, 1915,0710.1–27, vol.2, f.57, no.384. Repr. Marks 1894, vol.1, p.90(b) (as ‘Sermon to the Clique’).
See also Calderon, Hodgson, Marks, Wynfield, Yeames.

Design by John Evan Hodgson, signed ‘J. E. H.’ bottom left, whole-length, profile to right, outdoors with Richard Ansdell and dog; untraced. Engr. by H. Scheu repr. MA, 1889, p.389. 1870 Sketch by Hubert von Herkomer|mp2158}, Smoking Concert by members of the ‘Wandering Minstrels’, inscr. ‘H.H.’, whole-length, seen from behind, seated in chair, profile to left in bottom right corner. Wood-engr. ref. photo in NPG TB (Artists & Connoisseurs 1850–1900).
See also Calderon, Keene, Leighton, Marks.

1873
Design by Hopper for An Artist’s Soirée at the Hogarth Club, half-length, seen from behind in foreground at bottom left, slightly profile to right although features not visible, lighting unseen pipe or cigar held in mouth; untraced. Wood-engr. by ‘E.J.B.’ repr. Graphic, 24 May 1873, p.489.
See also F.W. Burton, Gregory, Herkomer, Marks.

publ.1873
Caricature drawing by George du Maurier, Scenes of Club Life: Election of an Honorary Member, half-length, profile to left, leaning forwards and peering downwards, standing third from left amidst nine other men; untraced. Repr. Punch, 1873 (details unknown); and Ormond 1969, p.195 (where identity incorrectly bestowed)
See also Calderon, Keene, Leighton.

after 1874
Pencil drawing by unidentified artist, three-quarter-length, profile to right, in his studio in front of The Harbour of Refuge (RA 1872), head-and-shoulders drawn after carte-de-visite by C.A. Du Val (see below, ‘Photographs, 1874’); Barber Inst. of Fine Arts, Birmingham, 40.1 (where described as as self-portrait).


Undated portraitback to top


Sketch (possibly from memory) by George du Maurier, head-and-shoulders, looking to left; untraced. Repr. Du Maurier 1895, p.219.


Posthumous portraitback to top


1877
Carved relief by H.H. Armstead, head-and-shoulders within medallion, profile to right; Cookham church, Berks. Exh. RA 1877 (1448); repr. as watercolour sketch, E.E. Leggatt (Walker) coll., 2 vols containing original letters, prints, drawings and facsimiles of images of and by Frederick Walker, BM, London, 1915,0710.1–27, vol.2, p.107, no.624.
Plaster sketch for memorial; ref. Conway L., Courtauld Inst., London.


Photographsback to top


1863
Albumen print by unidentified photographer, whole-length to left, leaning on desk; ref. E.E. Leggatt (Walker) coll., 2 vols containing original letters, prints, drawings and facsimiles of images of and by Frederick Walker, BM, London, 1915,0710.1–27, vol.1, p.45, no.314.
Platinum print (probably copy); NPG x27217 and NPG Ax131912 (pasted in Portraits of Members of the Society of Painters in Water Colours 1864 alongside NPG Ax131911, see below, ‘c.1864’); engr. after print publ. The Thames; ref. E.E. Leggatt (Walker) coll., 2 vols containing original letters, prints, drawings and facsimiles of images of and by Frederick Walker, BM, London, 1915,0710.1–27, vol.1, f.51, no.344.

c.1863–4
Albumen print by David Wilkie Wynfield: see NPG P84.

Albumen print, 195 x 151mm, by David Wilkie Wynfield, half-length to front in historical costume; RPS, Bath, 1992. Repr. Hacking 2000, pl.41.

c.1864
Albumen cartes-de-visite, 102 x 64mm, by John & Charles Watkins, two known poses:
(a) three-quarter-length, full-face, seated, hand to chin; NPG Ax14871; and RA, London, 03/1635.
(b) three-quarter-length, full-face, standing; colls NPG x27218 and NPG Ax131911 (in Portraits of Members of the Society of Painters in Water Colours 1864, issued by Cundall, Downes & Co.); E.E. Leggatt (Walker) coll., 2 vols containing original letters, prints, drawings and facsimiles of images of and by Frederick Walker, BM, London, 1915,0710.1–27, vol.2, f.74, no.481; and The Rob Dickins Coll., Watts G., Compton, COMWG2008.2020 and COMWG2008.4399.

1867
Albumen prints by an unidentified photographer (in Paris), two known poses:
(a) whole-length to front, wearing top hat, with ‘Mr Phillips’.
(b) whole-length to front, holding top hat in hand, with ‘Mr Phillips’.
Both untraced; ref. E.E. Leggatt (Walker) coll., 2 vols containing original letters, prints, drawings and facsimiles of images of and by Frederick Walker, BM, London, 1915,0710.1–27, vol.2, f.69, nos 456 and 457.

1868
Albumen prints by unidentified photographer (copied by the London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company), five known poses in Directoire dress:
(a) three-quarter-length, profile to left, standing; NPG x13282; ref. E.E. Leggatt (Walker) coll., 2 vols containing original letters, prints, drawings and facsimiles of images of and by Frederick Walker, BM, London, 1915,0710.1–27, vol.2, f.78, no.513.
(b) whole-length, profile to right, standing, arm outstretched, right hand on hip; NPG x13281; ref. E.E. Leggatt (Walker) coll., 2 vols containing original letters, prints, drawings and facsimiles of images of and by Frederick Walker, BM, London, 1915,0710.1–27, vol.2, f.78, no.509.
(c) whole-length to right, seated; ref. E.E. Leggatt (Walker) coll., 2 vols containing original letters, prints, drawings and facsimiles of images of and by Frederick Walker, BM, London, 1915,0710.1–27, vol.2, f.78, no.510.
(d) whole-length to front, seated, arms resting on chair; ref. E.E. Leggatt (Walker) coll., 2 vols containing original letters, prints, drawings and facsimiles of images of and by Frederick Walker, BM, London, 1915,0710.1–27, vol.2, f.78, no.511.
(e) three-quarter-length to front, standing, wearing hat, hand on hip; ref. E.E. Leggatt (Walker) coll., 2 vols containing original letters, prints, drawings and facsimiles of images of and by Frederick Walker, BM, London, 1915,0710.1–27, vol.2, f.78, no.512.

c.1868
Carte-de-visite, 94 x 57mm, by Herbert Henry Hole, Minehead, whole-length to front, standing, arms crossed on chest, wearing dark cap and jacket and riding boots, with John William North, seated; NPG x127215. Repr. Alexander 1927–8, vol.5, plate xii, facing p.40

1874
Albumen carte-de-visite by C.A. Du Val, three-quarter-length, profile to right, leaning backwards with hands resting on chairback; The Rob Dickins Coll., Watts G., Compton, COMWG2008.250. Half-length cropped version, glass plate copy neg., 102 x 64mm, by Emery Walker, NPG E.W. 860/11. Repr. as engr. (head-and-shoulders vignette), Supplement to ILN, 8 May 1875, p.445 (see NPG D23463); and AJ, 1893, p.277.
For alternative versions from the same sitting see E.E. Leggatt (Walker) coll., 2 vols containing original letters, prints, drawings and facsimiles of images of and by Frederick Walker, BM, London, 1915,0710.1–27, vol.2, p.103, nos 607, 609, 611, 613; V&A, London, PH.450-1978; and Birket Foster cartes album, priv. coll.

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