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Philippe Jacques de Loutherbourg (1740-1812), Painter

Sitter in 3 portraits
Artist associated with 4 portraits
Painter; born in Strasbourg, he trained in Paris before coming to England in 1771. He became principal designer at Drury Lane under his friend Garrick and his work for the theatre revolutionised British stage design. In 1782, he won popular acclaim with the Eidophusikon, a spectacle made up of moving pictures, coloured lights and music. His academic landscapes and marine paintings show a similar preoccupation with romantic lighting and dramatic effects.

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Philippe Jacques de Loutherbourg

by Philippe Jacques de Loutherbourg
oil on canvas, 1805-1810
On display in Room 12 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2493

D16820

Lucy de Loutherbourg (nee Paget)

after Philippe Jacques de Loutherbourg
stipple engraving, late 18th century
NPG D16820

D12489

'General Count Clairfayt'

by James Gillray, published by Valentine Green, and published by Rupert Green, and published by Christian von Mechel, after Philippe Jacques de Loutherbourg
stipple engraving, published 23 June 1794
NPG D12489

D1368

The British Army in Egypt

by Anthony Cardon, after Philippe Jacques de Loutherbourg
stipple engraving, published 1806
NPG D1368