Philips, Nathaniel George
British, 19th century, male.
Born 9 June 1795, in Manchester; died 1 August 1831, in Liverpool.
Painter, engraver. Landscapes, architectural views.
As the son of a man of letters and art collector, Nathaniel George Philips had every opportunity to embrace an artistic education. He spent three years travelling in Italy and, in 1825, was elected to membership of Real Accademia di San Luca in Rome, filling a vacancy left by Fuseli. Philips settled in Liverpool, painted and exhibited landscapes there, and became a member of the Liverpool Fine Arts Academy. He exhibited at the Royal Academy in London on and off between 1819 and 1829. Philips is noted for a series of engravings of ancient castles in Lancashire.