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David Walker

37 of 63 portraits by Stephen Pearce

David Walker, by Stephen Pearce, exhibited 1860 -NPG 922 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

David Walker

by Stephen Pearce
exhibited 1860
15 1/2 in. x 12 7/8 in. (394 mm x 327 mm)
NPG 922

Inscriptionback to top

Inscribed on a label, formerly on the back of the picture: Dr WALKER. M. D./SURGEON AND NATURALIST OF LADY FRANKLIN'S/ARCTIC YACHT "Fox"./Painted by S. Pearce./[label damaged, 18?]3 54 Queen Anne Street/Cavendish Square

This portraitback to top

This is the only recorded portrait of Walker. He is wearing the Arctic Medal (1818-55).

Referenceback to top

Pearce 1903
S. Pearce, Memories of the Past (1903), p 69.

Physical descriptionback to top

Healthy complexion, dark eyes, brown hair and beard. Dressed in a dark stock, white shirt, with two yellow buttons set with red stones, dark waistcoat and coat, with silver watch-chain, and a silver medal with a grey ribbon. Background colour dark brown.

Provenanceback to top

Commissioned or purchased by Lady Franklin, and bequeathed by her niece, Miss Sophia Cracroft, in accordance with the wishes of her aunt, 1892.

Exhibitionsback to top

RA, 1860 (261).


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.

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