PHILIPS, Frank Albert

1831 - 1905

Queen Victoria (18191901)

As Francis Albert Philips, he was born at Antwerp, Belgium in 1831. He married in Belgium about 1858 Anna Maria née [?] and they came to England about 1870 when their youngest child was born. In 1871, a 48[sic] year old portrait painter and professor of painting living at 4 Lincoln Terrace, Carlton Road, Camberwell, with his 39 year old wife Anna Maria and their eight children, the seven eldest being born in Belgium including 2 year old Louisa with 8 month old Flora being born in Kent, she had a successful career in London as an artist, they also retained a 'ladies maid' Maria Geizer, born Switzerland. However, by 1881 Anna Maria had moved to Church Street, Dalton, Huddersfield with nine of her children, Frank A. 22, Victoria E, 20, Joanna 19, Maria S. 18, Cornelias L. 16, Josephiena C. 14 and Louisa J. all born in Belgium with Flora A. 10, born Middlesex and Rosa E. 6, born Dewsbury. Anna Maria died at Huddersfield in 1888 and on 17 November 1890 Francis married at Southwark, London, Margaret Hannah Scott, and in 1891 a 60 year old portrait painter living at Carr Street, Leeds with his 35 year old wife Margaret with three children aged between 16 and 14 all born in Leeds, and a son Henry Paul Victor Reid Philips, born Bambay, India on 25 June 1889, his mother's name being given at Mary Ann Sturrock. His second wife Margaret was buried at Woodhouse St Mark, Leeds on 9 Septermber 1897 and in 1899, as Frank, he married at Aston, Warwickshire in 1899 as his third wife, Harriet Powell and in 1901, as Frank, a 70 year old artist painter, living at 4 Pear Street, Leeds with his wife, 45 year old Harriet Philips, born Leeds and a 12 year old step-son Charles Matthews, born Sheffield. He died at Leeds, Yorkshire in 1905, aged 74. He is sometimes named as Phillips and his painting of Queen Victoria and one of Prince Albert are in the the collection of Colchester and Ipswich Museums.




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