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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
oil on canvas, 1799
NPG 103

1275

William Buckland

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

1601

Thomas Phillips

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

249

Edward Thurlow, Baron Thurlow

by Thomas Phillips
oil on canvas, 1806
NPG 249

212

William Blake

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

885

Sir Joseph Banks, Bt

by Thomas Phillips
oil on canvas, 1810
NPG 885

5002

Joshua Brookes

by Thomas Phillips
oil on canvas, 1815
NPG 5002

4071

Robert Southey

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

763

Samuel Rogers

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

86

Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey

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

2547

John George Lambton, 1st Earl of Durham

replica by Thomas Phillips
oil on canvas, 1820 (1819)
On display at Palace of Westminster, London
NPG 2547

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

L241

David Ricardo

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

2441

Dixon Denham

by Thomas Phillips
oil on canvas, 1826
NPG 2441

903

Sir John Franklin

replica by Thomas Phillips
oil on canvas, 1828
On display on the Staircase Hall at Bodelwyddan Castle
NPG 903