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.