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Philip Tilyard (Self-Portrait in a Fur Collar)


This is the only known oil on paper work by Philip Tilyard (1785-1830), a lifelong Baltimorean and prominent portrait painter of the 1820s. The son of a house and sign painter, Tilyard initially adopted his father's line of work before turning to landscape paintings, and eventually portraits, in his studio at 204 Baltimore (Market) Street. By 1822, he is regularly listed as a portrait painter and soon after painted three different self-portraits, including this one and another likeness (see 2000.15.2), as well as a third last known to be in a private collection. It is believed that the two portraits from this donation were study works for the third example.


circa 1820-1825


Oil on paper on canvas


23 x 18 inches

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The donor was the great-great granddaughter of the sitter and artist. See also 2000.15.2 for another self-portrait by Philip Tilyard.

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Bequest of Barbara Tilyard Taylor

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