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Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Henry Wyndham Phillips (1820-1868), Painter

Portrait painter; born 1820, in London, son of Thomas Phillips RA. Received tuition from his father and, after his death, use of his painting rooms at 8 George Street, Hanover Square; exhibited Royal Academy and the British Institution 1838–68; a close friend of George Frederic Watts, with whom he was a founding member of the Cosmopolitan Club at 30 Charles Street, as well as holding the post of honorary secretary; [1] also secretary of the Artists’ General Benevolent Institution for thirteen years and a captain in the Artists’ Rifles Volunteer Corps; [2] died suddenly on 8 December 1868, in Sydenham, Kent.

Magdalene Keaney

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1) Kent 20010.
2) Peach 2004; see also Gregory 2006.

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Bryant 2004
Bryant, B., G.F. Watts Portraits: Fame and Beauty in Victorian Society, exh. cat., NPG, London, 2004.

Gregory 2006
Gregory, B., A History of the Artists Rifles 1859–1947, Barnsley, S. Yorkshire, 2006.

Hacking 2000
Hacking, J., Princes of Victorian Bohemia: Photographs by David Wilkie Wynfield, exh. cat., NPG, London, 2000.

Kent 2010
Kent, C.A, ‘Cosmopolitan Club (act. 1852–1902)’, ODNB, Oxford; online ed., September 2010.

Peach 2004
Peach, A., ‘Henry Wyndham Phillips (1820–1868)’ in ‘Phillips, Thomas (1770–1845)’, ODNB, Oxford, 2004; online ed., May 2008.

Magda Keaney