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John Phillip

(1817-1867), Portrait and subject painter

Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter in 11 portraits
Artist associated with 5 portraits
John Phillip was a Scottish painter. He was a shoemaker's son and was apprenticed to a house painter. At the same time he was taught by a local portrait painter. In 1834 he stowed away on a brig and visited the Royal Academy Schools in London. In 1836 on the strength of a history painting, he was financed by William Ramsay Maule, Lord Panmure, to leave home and attend the Royal Academy Schools. In London he joined a group of young English artists calling themselves The Clique, who met for sketching and mutual criticism.

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John Phillip, attributed to Sir Daniel Macnee - NPG 2446

John Phillip

attributed to Sir Daniel Macnee
watercolour, gouache and oil
NPG 2446

John Phillip, by Herbert Watkins - NPG P301(145)

John Phillip

by Herbert Watkins
albumen print, late 1850s
NPG P301(145)

John Phillip, by David Wilkie Wynfield - NPG P80

John Phillip

by David Wilkie Wynfield
albumen print, 1860s

John Phillip, by Camille Silvy - NPG Ax54532

John Phillip

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, 22 June 1861
NPG Ax54532

John Phillip, by Elliott & Fry - NPG Ax14813

John Phillip

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, 1863-1867
NPG Ax14813

John Phillip, by Elliott & Fry - NPG Ax28957

John Phillip

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, 1863-1867
NPG Ax28957

John Phillip, by Elliott & Fry - NPG Ax17259

John Phillip

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, 1863-1867
NPG Ax17259

John Phillip, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x197544

John Phillip

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, 1863-1867
NPG x197544

John Phillip, by James Brownlee Hunter, after  David Wilkie Wynfield - NPG D40192

John Phillip

by James Brownlee Hunter, after David Wilkie Wynfield
mezzotint, (1860s)
NPG D40192

John Phillip, by Vincent Brooks, after  John Ballantyne - NPG D7650

John Phillip

by Vincent Brooks, after John Ballantyne
chromolithograph, 1860s
NPG D7650


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