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PHILLIPS, Thomas (1770-1845). Portrait painter.
Two Autograph Letters Signed to Phipson and an unnamed correspondent (probably the same), in all 5½ pages 4to with one integral address-leaf, Hagley Hall and 8 George Street, 1830 and 1832. Complying with Phipson's request to paint a portrait of Mr F. Smith, and setting down his rates. The second letter explains that the unrest in Birmingham had caused him to delay and has also limited the success of his exhibition.

Phillips was a member of the Birmingham Academy of Arts as well as a Royal Academician. He exhibited in his native area until 1844.
'...Now I trust we have some prospect of peace for a season & when the Bill is passed pray knock Mr Atwood & his political union on the head & you will do the Country no small service....'

'... My customary price for a Portrait is fifty Guineas which I hope will not exceed their expectations & if it be concluded upon that such event take place I shall be happy to take up my abode under the roof of so kind a friend as yourself. ...'

£135 [No: 25671]
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