© National Portrait Gallery, London
Sir Henry Charles Englefield, 7th Bt
by Thomas Phillips Click on the links below to find out more
oil on panel, 1815
12 5/8 in. x 9 7/8 in. (321 mm x 251 mm)
Given by Esmond Samuel de Beer, 1969
- Thomas Phillips (1770-1845), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 215 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.
Englefield's wide-ranging interests, from the orbits of the comets and the geology of the Isle of Wight to Roman antiquities, Greek vases and English cathedral architecture, are represented here by the geological specimen he holds and the Greek vase and bowl from his own collection.
- NPG D5640: Sir Henry Charles Englefield, 7th Bt (source portrait)
- NPG D32566: Sir Henry Charles Englefield, 7th Bt (source portrait)
- NPG D32567: Sir Henry Charles Englefield, 7th Bt (source portrait)
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