Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue
Philip Speakman Webb (1831-1915), Architect
He is described as ‘tall, slim and handsome’, with ‘a gentlemanly manner leavened by a ready wit’.  Extremely modest and retiring by nature, he assiduously avoided all manner of publicity, including portraiture. According to May Morris, ‘a certain dryness of manner veiled a kindliness easily divined by those who knew him’. 
Dr Jan Marsh
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