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John Phillip

(1817-1867), Portrait and subject painter

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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Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, by Thomas Oldham Barlow, after  John Phillip - NPG D8097

Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha

by Thomas Oldham Barlow, after John Phillip
mixed-method engraving, late 19th century
NPG D8097

The House of Commons, 1860, by Thomas Oldham Barlow, after  John Phillip - NPG D1396

The House of Commons, 1860

by Thomas Oldham Barlow, after John Phillip
mezzotint, 1863 or after
NPG D1396

Augustus Leopold Egg, by Thomas Oldham Barlow, after  John Phillip - NPG D42761

Augustus Leopold Egg

by Thomas Oldham Barlow, after John Phillip
mixed method engraving, circa 1865
NPG D42761

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