Philip Hussey

c. 1713-1783 Ireland/Baroque-Portraitist

 

Brief Biography-Philip Hussey of Cloyne, County Cork, Ireland, was born in 1713. He was at sea at a young age, where he began drawing ships figureheads between being shipwrecked five times. On his first visit to England, Hussey studied old masters and painted Peter Lely's Cromwell head two times. His later introduction to the Prince of Wales widened his social relationships both in London and Dublin, where he was to retire. He was associated with James Latham, who may have cooperated with him on some portraits. Many of his works were not signed. Hussey lived a successful life as a portraitist in Dublin, and he gained portrait commissions through the Lord Chancellor of Ireland, John Bowes. He was also a botanist and a musician. He died in Dublin in 1783.

 

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Samuel
Madden

Samuel Madden

Lady Elizabeth
Tynte and Son

Lady Elizabeth Tynte with her Son James

Francis
Edgeworth

Francis Edgeworth

Jane
Tuite

Jane Tuite Wife of Francis Edgeworth

Lady Ann
Edgeworth

Lady Ann Edgeworth

Sir John
Edgeworth

Sir John Edgeworth KNT of Edgeworthstown Governor of Ross Castle

Richard
Edgeworth

Richard Edgeworth

Man in
Blue Jacket

Man in Blue Jacket Attrb

Ellis
Agar

Ellis Agar Countess

Miss
Bland

Miss Bland

Judge
Blennerhassett

Judge Blennerhassett

The
Hore Family

The Hore Family Conversation Piece

Mrs Sophia
Tipping

Mrs Sophia Tipping and her Daughter Wilhelmina Salisbury