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Philip Metcalfe

(1733-1818), Distiller, collector, patron of the arts and politician; MP for Horsham, Plympton Erle and Malmesbury

Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter in 2 portraits
Philip Metcalfe made his money as a brewer and distiller, owner of the Three Mills Distillery on the River Lea, and was active as a philanthropist and collector. He was a member of the Society of Dilettanti, a club for art connoisseurs, and a friend of Samuel Johnson, Sir Joshua Reynolds and many other prominent artistic and literary figures.

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Philip Metcalfe, by William Evans, after  Edmund Scott - NPG D14762

Philip Metcalfe

by William Evans, after Edmund Scott
stipple engraving, published 9 April 1801
NPG D14762


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