Sir William Boxall

1800 - 1879

Boxall, Sir William

Detail from Sir William Boxall, Self Portrait of Age about Nineteen, about 1819

Boxall specialised in portrait painting. He was made a member of the Royal Academy in 1863. In 1866 he became the second Director of the National Gallery. Two portraits of 'A Woman aged about 45' and 'A Man aged about 45' may be by Boxall, and are perhaps of his parents.