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Thomas Phillips

(1770-1845), Portrait painter

Sitter in 4 portraits
Artist associated with 215 portraits
A prolific portrait painter, completing over 700 portraits, Phillips displayed his talent soon after arriving in London in 1790 by exhibiting his first work at the Royal Academy two years later. Moving from history painting to portraits, he was elected to the Royal Academy in 1808 and was Professor of Painting there between 1825 and 1832. He painted a series of contemporary poets. He also produced a number of portraits of men and women of science, considering both to represent the creativity of the Romantic period.

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Charles Dibdin, by Thomas Phillips - NPG 103

Charles Dibdin

by Thomas Phillips
oil on canvas, 1799
NPG 103

William Buckland, by Thomas Phillips - NPG 1275

William Buckland

by Thomas Phillips
oil on canvas, 1800-1825
NPG 1275

Thomas Phillips, by Thomas Phillips - NPG 1601

Thomas Phillips

by Thomas Phillips
oil on canvas, circa 1802-1803
NPG 1601

Edward Thurlow, Baron Thurlow, by Thomas Phillips - NPG 249

Edward Thurlow, Baron Thurlow

by Thomas Phillips
oil on canvas, 1806
NPG 249

William Blake, by Thomas Phillips - NPG 212

William Blake

by Thomas Phillips
oil on canvas, 1807
On display in Room 18 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 212

Sir Joseph Banks, Bt, by Thomas Phillips - NPG 885

Sir Joseph Banks, Bt

by Thomas Phillips
oil on canvas, 1810
NPG 885

George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, replica by Thomas Phillips - NPG 142

George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron

replica by Thomas Phillips
oil on canvas, circa 1835 (1813)
NPG 142

Joshua Brookes, by Thomas Phillips - NPG 5002

Joshua Brookes

by Thomas Phillips
oil on canvas, 1815
NPG 5002

Robert Southey, by Mary Dawson Turner (née Palgrave), after  Thomas Phillips - NPG 4071

Robert Southey

by Mary Dawson Turner (née Palgrave), after Thomas Phillips
pencil, (1815)
NPG 4071

Samuel Rogers, by Thomas Phillips - NPG 763

Samuel Rogers

by Thomas Phillips
oil on canvas, circa 1817
On display at Dove Cottage & Wordsworth Museum, Grasmere
NPG 763

Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey, by Thomas Phillips - NPG 86

Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey

by Thomas Phillips
oil on panel, 1818
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 86

John George Lambton, 1st Earl of Durham, replica by Thomas Phillips - NPG 2547

John George Lambton, 1st Earl of Durham

replica by Thomas Phillips
oil on canvas, 1820 (1819)
NPG 2547

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, attributed to Thomas Phillips - NPG 4137

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey

attributed to Thomas Phillips
oil on canvas, circa 1820
On display in Room 20 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4137

David Ricardo, by Thomas Phillips - NPG L241

David Ricardo

by Thomas Phillips
oil on canvas, circa 1821
On display in Room 19 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L241

Dixon Denham, by Thomas Phillips - NPG 2441

Dixon Denham

by Thomas Phillips
oil on canvas, 1826
NPG 2441

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