Famous Victorian Portrait Painters

Below is the list of very famous Portrait Painters lived through the Victorian Era, along with their birth detail and few of their famed and well-known portrait art.

  • Sir George Hayter (17 December 1792 – 18 January 1871)

– Self-portrait at the age of 28 in 1820

– The State Portrait of Queen Victoria in 1863

– Portrait of Fanny Watts in 1877

– Rosina in 1878

– Portrait of Madame X in 1884

– Portrait of Lady Agnew of Lochnaw in 1893

– Portrait of Theodore Roosevelt in 1903

– Portrait of Sir Edmund William Gosse in 1886

  • Franz Xaver Winterhalter (20 April 1805 – 8 July 1873)

– Portrait of KatarzynaPotocka in oriental costume in 1854

– Portrait of BarbeDmitrievnaMergassov Madame Rimsky-Korsakov in 1864

  • Jerry Barrett (1824–1906)

– The Mission of Mercy: Florence Nightingale receiving the Wounded at Scutari in 1858

– Vittoria in 1813

– Major General Williams and his Staff leaving Kars in 1855

– ‘The Secret of England’s Greatness’ (Queen Victoria presenting a Bible in the Audience Chamber at Windsor) in 1863

– Sir Edward Cockburn and George Cockburn 

– Portrait of Captain Frederick Gustavus Burnaby in 1870

– The Gentleman in a Railway Carriage in 1872

– Bible illustrations series

– The Life of Christ series

  • Liborio Prosperi (‘Lib’) (1854 – 1928)

– The Lobby of the House of Commons in 1886

– Portrait of Victor Emmanuel III

– Portrait of John Corlett

– Portrait of Charles Darwin in 1883

– Portrait of John Elliott Burns in 1889

– A Glass of Wine in 1893

– Portrait of Angela McInnis in 1914

– Portrait of Thomas Huxley

– Full-length Portrait of Sir Charles TertiusMander, first baronet

  • Henry William Pickersgill (3 December 1782 – 21 April 1875)

– James Silk Buckingham and his Wife in Arab Dress in 1816

– Portrait of Sir Richard Owen in 1845

  • Thomas Phillips (18 October 1770 – 20 April 1845)

– Portrait of William Blake in 1807

– Portrait of Lord Byron in an Albanian dress in 1813

– Self-portrait in 1820

– Portrait of Michael Faraday in 1842

  • Sir John Lavery (20 March 1856 – 10 January 1941)

– Portrait of Walter Burton Harris in 1907

– The Royal Family at Buckingham Palace in 1913

Evelyn Farquhar wife of Captain Francis Douglas Farquhar

  • Daniel Maclise (25 January 1806 – 25 April 1870)

– Portrait of Charles Dickens in 1839

– Portrait of Lord Campbell

– Emily 1833

– The Brontë Sisters (Anne Brontë; Emily Brontë; Charlotte Brontë) in 1834

Self Portrait in 1840

– Mariana in 1851

– Louise Jane Jopling (née Goode, later Rowe) in 1879

– Cherry Ripe in 1879

– Portrait of Effie Millais in 1873

– Vanessa in 1868

  • Giovanni Boldini (31 December 1842 – 11 July 1931)

– Self Portrait

– Portrait of Robert de Montesquieu in 1897

– Portrait of Mrs. Charles Warren-Cram in 1885

– Portrait of Giuseppe Verdi in 1886

– Portrait de Madame E in 1892

  • Sir William Blake Richmond (29 November 1842 – 11 February 1921)

– Self Portrait in 1863

– Portrait of Robert Louis Stevenson in 1886

– Portrait of Mrs. Ernest Moon

  • Friedrich von Amerling (14 April 1803 – 14 January 1887)

– Self Portrait in 1834

– Portrait of Ms. Plach in 1850

– George Hammond Lucy in 1841

– Portrait of Austrian Emperor Francis I

  • Thomas Witlam Atkinson (1799–1861)

– Portrait of Sultan Souk, a Kazakh leader

  • Thomas Mogford (1 May 1809 – 13 June 1868)

– A full-length portrait of Sir Thomas Lethbridge, 2nd Baronet

– Self-portrait in 1882

– Portrait of Mrs. Edward Armitage in 1856

– The Siren in 1888  

– Portrait of Sir John Leng in 1901

Voltaire in 1883

  • Francis (“Frank”) Owen Salisbury (18 December 1874 – 31 August 1962)

– Presidential portrait of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States

– Portrait of Clarence Winthrop Bowen

  • Ruth Simpson (1889 – 1964)

– Portrait of an Officer

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  • Mark Gertler (9 December 1891 – 23 June 1939)

– Self-portrait

– Portrait of Queen of Sheba

  • Alfred Edward Chalon (15 February 1780 – 3 October 1860)

– Girl Reading Letter

– Portrait of Queen Victoria

  • Michele Gordigiani (May 29, 1835, October 7, 1909)

– Portrait of the Countess of Castiglione in 1862

– Portrait of Robert Browning in 1858

– Portrait of Richard Bethell, 1st Baron Westbury

– King Chulalongkorn of Siam in 1898

– Portrait of Miss May Prinsep

– Portrait of William Morris in 1870

– Portrait of George Meredith

– Portrait of Sir Leslie Stephen in 1878

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