2 of 11 portraits of John Phillip
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attributed to Sir Daniel Macnee
watercolour, gouache and oil
18 in. x 14 1/2 in. (457 mm x 368 mm) oval
Given by H. Campbell Johnson, 1929
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- John Phillip (1817-1867), Portrait and subject painter. Sitter in 11 portraits, Artist associated with 5 portraits.
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- Sir Daniel Macnee (1806-1882), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 8 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
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