The New International Encyclopædia/Wells, Henry Tanworth

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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.

This work was published before January 1, 1925, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.