Partial Copy of "Las Meninas" [by Velásquez]

John Phillip (1817-1867)


Oil on canvas

Royal Academy

The Scottish-born artist John 'Spanish' Phillip had married Richard Dadd's sister Maria in 1846. Sadly, Maria became mentally disturbed like her brother. It was perhaps to recover from the strain of this that Phillip first went to Spain. [Commentary continues below.]

Text and formatting by Jacqueline Banerjee.

© The National Gallery, which kindly made this image available to us for our review of their 2017 exhibition, "Reflections: Van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites," in which it featured. [Click on the image to enlarge it, and mouse over the text for links.]