Thomas Phelips (c.1500-1589/90)

British (English) School
National Trust Inventory Number 598026

Category Art / Oil paintings
Date 1560 (inscribed)
Materials Oil on panel
Place of origin England
Collection Montacute House, Somerset (Accredited Museum)
On show at Montacute House, Somerset, South West, National Trust

Summary description

Oil painting on panel, Thomas Phelips (c.1500-1589/90), British (English) School, 1560. Inscribed 'Thos. Phelips 1560'. Father of the builder of Montacute. Son of Richard Phelips of Charlborough and Emeline...married (1534) Elizabeth Smythe of Bristol.1533. Portrait of a middle-aged man, half-length, turned slightly to the left, gazing at spectator, short dark brown hair, pale brown drooped moustache and pointed beard, pale complexion, cart-wheel ruff, black silk tunic with black buttons. Dark background.


Purchased from Mrs Claudie Phelips by National Trust, 1997

Marks and inscriptions

Recto: Inscribed top right: Thos. Phelips 1560

Makers and roles

British (English) School, artist

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