[A sleeping child.]
Soft ground etching, 150 x 205mm. 6 x 8".
A charmingly intimate and rare plate, according to a pencil note below image etched by Thomas Phillips R.A (1770 - 1845), portrait painter, after his own design. Phillips was a Royal Academy student from February 1791, then briefly assistant to Benjamin West. He was elected R.A on 10th February 1808 and became Professor of Painting 1825-1832. Probably this is one of the artist's children. He had two daughters and two sons, the elder of whom, Joseph Scott Phillips, became a major in the Bengal artillery, and died at Wimbledon, Surrey, on 18 December 1884, aged 72. His younger son, Henry Wyndham Phillips 1820-1868, born in 1820, was a pupil of his father. He also adopted portrait-painting as his profession, and exhibited first at the Royal Academy in 1838.
[Ref: 12252] £450.00