‘Originalrad v. John Philipp. 95.’
Etching on thick brown paper.
Sheet size: 23 x 32 cm. (9,1 x 12,6 inch). Image size: 14 x 20,5 cm. (5,5 x 8,1 inch).
Source unknown, to be determined.
Made by an anonymous engraver after ‘John Philipp’. John Philipp (1817-1867) was born in Aberdeen, and in 1837 became a student at the Royal Academy Schools. There, he was a member of the Clique, a group of semi-rebellious young artists also including William Powell Frith, Augustus Egg and Frank Dadd. He exhibited at the Academy from 1839. In 1851 and thereafter he travelled in Spain, and painted the pictures of Spanish life and history that were to make him famous, earning him the name ‘Spanish Phillip’. He became ARA in 1857 and RA two years later – his diploma work was called Prayer. In 1863 he exhibited his House of Commons, with multiple portraits.
Condition: Very good, given age. Small stains in bottom margin. Sheet overall browned. A small crease in the lower left corner near the image. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.