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Ozias Humphrey Captain Constantine John Phipps oil painting


Captain Constantine John Phipps
Painting ID::  74446
Ozias Humphrey
Captain Constantine John Phipps
Captain Constantine John Phipps, 1744-92, 2nd Baron Mulgrave cjr

   
   
     

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     Ozias Humphrey
     (8 September 1742 - 9 March 1810) was a leading English painter of portrait miniatures, later oils and pastels, of the 18th century. He was elected to the Royal Academy in 1791, and in 1792 he was appointed Portrait Painter in Crayons to the King. Born and schooled in Honiton, Devon, Humphrey was attracted by the gallery of casts opened by the Duke of Richmond and came to London to study art at Shipley's school. He also studied art in Bath (under Samuel Collins, taking over his practice in 1762); in Bath, he lodged with Thomas Linley. As a young artist, his talent was encouraged by Thomas Gainsborough and Sir Joshua Reynolds, among others. His problems with his sight, which ultimately led to blindness.

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