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John Phillip

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John Phillip, by Sir Daniel Macnee,  -NPG 2446 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

John Phillip

attributed to Sir Daniel Macnee
18 in. x 14 1/2 in. (457 mm x 368 mm) oval
NPG 2446

Inscriptionback to top

Inscribed on a label, formerly on the back of the painting, are some notes from the National Portrait Gallery Illustrated Guide, referring to pictures by Phillip and Macnee, probably by the donor.

This portraitback to top

The attribution was supplied by the donor, and is questionable. The identification is certainly right.

Physical descriptionback to top

Grisaille sketch, mainly in blacks, greys and whites. Brown eyes, white hair and beard. Dressed in a white shirt, black neck-tie, black waistcoat, jacket and skull-cap.

Provenanceback to top

H. Campbell Johnston, presented by him, 1929.


This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Ormond, Early Victorian Portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1973, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.

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