A painting by himself is in the Manchester City Art Gallery, exhibited Etty Retrospective Exhibition
, Society (now Royal) of Arts, 1849 (LXXVII), Society of Artists
, Birmingham, 1853 (324), and elsewhere, reproduced D. Farr, William Etty
(1958), plate 20 (most of the self-portraits are discussed by Farr, pp 152-3), engraved and published by C. W. Wass, 1849 (example in British Museum); related versions or copies are in the Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, Mass; collection of J. Lunn, Bradford; Christie's, 20 February 1959 (lot 160), bought Douglas; Christie's, 21 July 1961 (lot 143), bought Atty; another painting by himself is in the collection of Jr. Thomas H. Etty, Leidschendan; a painting called Etty by himself (with the figures of a man, woman and child, said to be one of the artist's brothers, either Walter or John Etty, and family, in a domestic interior) is in the collection of Mrs Ursula Ali-Khan, a descendant of Walter Etty; the identification of Etty, shown with a sketch-book on the right, is probably correct (the picture, dated by Dennis Farr to c
.1807-10, is much earlier than other recorded portraits of Etty, but the features agree well with later images of him); a drawing, probably by himself, of c
.1840 is in the York Art Gallery; a drawing by himself is in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, exhibited British Portraits
, RA, 1956-7 (707), engraved anonymously, published 1834 (example in NPG), for 'Arnold's Magazine of the Fine Arts'; a pencil copy by J. H. Mote (possibly for the engraving) is in the York Art Gallery; a water-colour head and shoulders (similar to that in the Ashmolean drawing) attributed to Etty was sold at Sotheby's, 18 December 1969 (lot 69); a drawing attributed to J. Linnell was in the collection of A. R. Hakoaumoff, 1935, reproduced as a woodcut, ILN
, VII (1845), 29; a profile drawing by W. Dyce was exhibited SKM, 1868 (564), lent by R. E. Smithson; a water-colour by W. Nicholson is in the Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, and a replica is in the Scottish NPG; a drawing by H. Baines of 1847 is in the King's Lynn Museum and Art Gallery, Norfolk; a drawing by W. H. Hunt (sketching in the life school) is reproduced Hunt, Pre-Raphaelitism and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood
(1905), I, 94; a medal by G. G. Adams, for the Art Union (example in NPG), was exhibited RA, 1872 (1464); an etching by W. Gale, was published Day & Son, 1864 (example in NPG) there is a photograph by J. Watkins and a woodcut from an unidentified magazine in the NPG, and various woodcuts and engravings, mainly after known types, in the British Museum; an engraving by C. W. Wass, from a daguerreotype of 1849, was published D. Bogue, for A. Gilchrist, Life of William Etty, RA.
(1855), I, frontispiece.This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Ormond,
Early Victorian Portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1973, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.