[Captain Arthur Phillip]. engr.  Henry Macbeth-Raeburn After Francis Wheatley, British, Brit.
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[Captain Arthur Phillip]

1786/1936. Mezzotint on chine collé, proof before letters and colouring, signed and annotated “2nd state proof in progress” in pencil below image, 62.9 x 42.7cm. Minor soiling, crinkles and tears to plate mark and margins.

Engraved by Henry Macbeth-Raeburn after a 1786 oil painting by Francis Wheatley. This mezzotint, normally issued with hand-colouring, is a rare uncoloured proof. The portrait, depicting Phillip in his captain’s uniform, standing on a coastal shore, was painted in 1786 probably in anticipation of his voyage to Australia. Ref: NPG, UK, NLA.

This image is the only large, full-length portrait of Captain Phillip.

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Item #CL174-3

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