Phillips, Thomas, 1770-1845

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Portrait painter.

From the description of Letter, 1842. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 81797662

Dudley, Warwicks 1770-1845 London.

From the description of Miniature of James Leigh Hunt (1784-1859) [painting]. [ca. 1810-1820] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270906526

The English portrait painter Thomas Phillips was born in 1770. He left school at age 13 to be apprenticed to a glass painter in Birmingham. In 1790 he moved to London to study at the Royal Academy. He was elected ARA (Associate member) in 1804, then full member of the Academy in 1808, and was nominated Professor of Painting at its school from 1825 to 1832. His sitters' book at the National Portrait Gallery in London lists 859 paintings, of which ca. 300 have been traced.

From the description of Letters, ca. 1790-1844. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 145987053

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creatorOf Serres, Olivia, 1772-1834. Autograph letters in third person (5) : London, to various correspondents, including Thomas Phillips, the painter, and Messrs. Boydell, print sellers, 1825-1831. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Phillips, Thomas, 1770-1845. Letter, 1842. Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Stark, James, 1794-1859. Letters of recommendation for drawing master position, 1836-1864. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Phillips, Thomas, 1770-1845. Letters, ca. 1790-1844. Getty Research Institute
referencedIn Benjamin Robert Haydon miscellaneous papers, 1817-1932. Houghton Library
referencedIn French, James E.,. Cartes-de-visite [picture], [1862?]. Wisconsin Veterans Museum Research Center
creatorOf Haydon, Benjamin Robert, 1786-1846. Letters, 1806-1846. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Phillips, Henry Wyndham, 1820-1868,. Autograph letter signed from Phillips to Mr. Henry Wagner [manuscript], 19th century. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824. Autograph letter signed "Biron" : [n.p.], to [Thomas Phillips?], 1814 Mar. 6. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Lupton, Thomas Goff, 1791-1873,. Francis Baily Esqr. D.C.L. Ox. & Dub. ; President of the Royal Astronomical Society : engraving. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Phillips, Thomas, 1770-1845. Letters, ca. 1790-1844. Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Park, James Alan, Sir, 1763-1838. Letter, 1810, May 4, London, to Thomas Phillips. Brown University Archives, John Hay Library
referencedIn Album of watercolors and drawings., 1777-1935, 1790-1835 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Phillips, Thomas, 1770-1845,. Miniature of James Leigh Hunt (1784-1859) [painting]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Ogle, Charles, Sir, 1775-1858. Autograph letter in third person : Berkeley Sq., to Mr. Philips [sic], 1828 Oct. 23. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, 1772-1834,. Autograph letters signed from Samuel Taylor Coleridge to various recipients [manuscript], 1812-1827? Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Beechey, William, Sir, 1753-1839. Autograph letter signed : n.p. [London?], to Thomas Phillips, n.d. Pierpont Morgan Library.
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associatedWith Beechey, William, Sir, 1753-1839. person
correspondedWith Bicknell, H. person
correspondedWith Brockedon, William, 1787-1854 person
associatedWith Brougham and Vaux, Henry Brougham, Baron, 1778-1868. person
associatedWith Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824. person
associatedWith Cheltnam, Jacintha Shelley Leigh Hunt, person
correspondedWith Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, 1772-1834, person
correspondedWith Criswick & Lepard (Firm) corporateBody
associatedWith Denham, John Charles, d. 1867 person
correspondedWith Durham, John George Lambton, Earl of, 1792-1840 person
associatedWith Egremont, George O'Brien Wyndham, Earl of, 1751-1837. person
associatedWith French, James E., person
associatedWith Haydon, Benjamin Robert, 1786-1846. person
correspondedWith Home, Everard, Sir, 1756-1832 person
associatedWith Hunt, Leigh, 1784-1859 person
correspondedWith Lawrence, Thomas, Sir, 1769-1830 person
correspondedWith Lupton, P., person
associatedWith Lupton, Thomas Goff, 1791-1873, person
associatedWith Maclise, Daniel, 1806-1870, person
associatedWith Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, person
associatedWith Morgan, J. P. (John Pierpont), 1867-1943, person
associatedWith National Gallery (Great Britain) corporateBody
associatedWith Ogle, Charles, Sir, 1775-1858. person
associatedWith Park, James Alan, Sir, 1763-1838. person
associatedWith Phillips, Henry Wyndham, 1820-1868, person
associatedWith Phillips, Thomas, 1770-1845. person
associatedWith Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain) corporateBody
associatedWith Serres, Olivia, 1772-1834. person
associatedWith Society of Artists of Great Britain. corporateBody
associatedWith Stark, James, 1794-1859. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Great Britain
Portrait painters
Painting, British
Painting, Modern


Birth 1770-10-18

Death 1845-04-20







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