The New International Encyclopædia/Wells, Henry Tanworth
WELLS, Henry Tanworth (1828-1903). An English painter, born in London. He at first painted miniatures, but in 1861 exhibited at the Royal Academy a full-length portrait of Lord Ranelagh. During Lord Leighton's absence from England on account of ill health. Wells acted as deputy president of the Academy. His works include: "Group of Portraits at Table" (1862); "Tableau Vivant," a portrait of three sisters (1865); "Mr. Robert Jardine with Greyhounds" (1876); "Victoria Regina" (1880), picturing the Queen receiving the news of William IV.'s death; and "The Queen and Her Judges" (1887), which was his largest canvas.