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John Phillip (1817-1867), Portrait and subject painter

Sitter in 11 portraits
Artist associated with 5 portraits
John Phillip was a Scottish painter. He was a shoemaker's son and was apprenticed to a house painter. At the same time he was taught by a local portrait painter. In 1834 he stowed away on a brig and visited the Royal Academy Schools in London. In 1836 on the strength of a history painting, he was financed by William Ramsay Maule, Lord Panmure, to leave home and attend the Royal Academy Schools. In London he joined a group of young English artists calling themselves The Clique, who met for sketching and mutual criticism.

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John Phillip

attributed to John Phillip
oil on canvas
NPG 3335


Joseph Mallord William Turner

by John Phillip
watercolour, circa 1850
NPG 1717


The House of Commons, 1860

by Thomas Oldham Barlow, after John Phillip
mezzotint, 1863 or after
NPG D1396


Augustus Leopold Egg

by Thomas Oldham Barlow, after John Phillip
mixed method engraving, circa 1865
NPG D42761


Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha

by Thomas Oldham Barlow, after John Phillip
mixed-method engraving, late 19th century
NPG D8097