Thomas Phillips

1 portrait

Thomas Phillips, by Thomas Phillips, circa 1802-1803 - NPG 1601 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Thomas Phillips

by Thomas Phillips
oil on canvas, circa 1802-1803
29 in. x 24 in. (737 mm x 610 mm)
Purchased, 1911
Primary Collection
NPG 1601


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Sitterback to top

  • Thomas Phillips (1770-1845), Portrait painter. Sitter in 4 portraits, Artist associated with 215 portraits.

Artistback to top

  • Thomas Phillips (1770-1845), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 215 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.

This portraitback to top

This self-portrait, brushes and palette in hand, in a neo-classical frame typical of the period, gives an insight into how the artist viewed his occupation and status, a visionary in tune with the individual men of genius of the time.

Linked publicationsback to top

  • Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 493
  • Simon, Jacob, The Art of the Picture Frame: Artists, Patrons and the Framing of Portraits in Britain, 1997 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 8 November 1996 - 9 February 1997), p. 69
  • Walker, Richard, Regency Portraits, 1985, p. 389