Sir Claude Phillips(1846-1924), Art critic
Sitter in 2 portraits
A leading art critic and historian, Phillips began his career as a solicitor and barrister. His legal work led him to travel widely on the continent where he systematically studied art in museums, churches and private collections and, in the 1890s, he began contributing articles on painting to the Daily Telegraph. From 1897, he served as the paper's regular art critic and, in the same year, was appointed keeper of the Wallace Collection in London. As well as cataloguing the collection, he published books on Reynolds, Watteau and Titian.
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