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Lot 11

ENGLISH SCHOOL, LATE 18TH CENTURY A portrait of John Alexander Phillips

oil on board, inscribed to verso ‘General Phillips (as a boy)’, 24.5cm x 19.5cm

Provenance: Purchased from Clevedon Salerooms Fine Arts Sale, 20th November 2014, Lot 146.

Note: John Alexander Phillips was born at Plymouth Dock in 1790, son of Alexander, a Naval Master, and Ann. He was Midshipman on the HMS Bellisle at Trafalgar aged 15. He transferred to the Royal Marines in 1806, was commissioned as a 2nd Lt on the 26th of August 1806, and rose to rank of Lieut-General. Died 17th November 1865, aged 75.

Estimate: £200 - £400
Bidding ended. Lot is unsold.

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