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Philip Richard Morris Type: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 20 x 30 inches
Frame Dimensions: 30.5 x 40.5 inches framed
Signature: signed lower left
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About the artist

Philip Richard Morris was born in Devonport, Devon on December 1, 1836. Taken to London at the age of 14 by his iron-founder father to train for the family trade, Morris became increasingly interested in art. Through the influence of his father’s friend and painter, William Holman Huntwinning, Morris began taking evening drawing classes in the British Museum and (from 1855) the Royal Academy Schools. At the latter, he used the traveling studentship (The Good Samaritan) he won to fund a journey to Italy and France, remaining there until 1864.
Morris was a member of The Arts Club from 1875-1901. He was married to a Mrs. Sargentson. His daughter Florence married the archaeologist Alexander Keiller and his eldest daughter, Gladys Morris (1879–1946), married the noted British sportsman, journalist and editor, Bertram Fletcher Robinson.

Morris died in London on April 22, 1902.

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