John   Hayter

(1800 - 1895)

English portrait painter, the second son of the miniaturist Charles Hayter and brother of Sir George Hayter, also a portaitist. He entered the Royal Academy schools in 1815, and began to exhibit at the Royal Academy in the same year. He also exhibited work at the British Institution and the Royal Society of British Artists. Hayter established himself during the 1820s, with portraits of notable figures such as the Duke of Wellington and the opera singer, Giuditta Pasta. His portrait drawings, in chalks or crayons, became particularly popular, a number of them being engraved for The Court Album, Portraits of the female aristocracy (1850–57).



A Controversy on Colour, by John Hayter showing from left to right Charles Hayter (father of John and George), John Hayter, Edwin Landseer, and George Hayter



London-born Hayter became best known as a portrait painter. He was the son of miniaturist Charles Hayter and the brother of George Hayter, also a portraitist. He entered the Royal Academy schools in 1815, and began to exhibit at the Royal Academy in the same year. He also exhibited work at the British Institution and the Royal Society of British Artists. Hayter established himself during the 1820s, with portraits of notable figures such as the Duke of Wellington and the opera singer, Guidetta Pasta. His portrait drawings, in chalks or crayons, became particularly popular, a number of them being engraved for The Court Album, Twelve Portraits of Female Aristocracy (1852). (Presentation copy to Lady Anna Maria Dawson, inscribed on behalf of Queen Victoria, dated Christmas 1851. Bound in green ripple-grain cloth blocked in gold and blind, with sunken diamond-shaped panel; signed JL [i.e. John Leighton]. The border design was used again on the binding of the court album for 1853.)



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