John Leigh Philips
|John Leigh Philips|
|Known for||Library and art collection|
John Leigh Philips (1761-1814), was a manufacturer in Manchester, England. After his death, his natural history collection was bought by a group of wealthy men who in 1821 set up the Manchester Natural History Society. The Society's museum later became the Manchester Museum.
Philips was related to the family of textile manufacturers who operated various businesses in the Manchester area and was himself involved in the textile industry. He is known to have purchased natural history illustrations produced by the likes of John Abbot.
- Burke, John (1835). A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland 2. Colburn. pp. 593–.
- Darcy, Cornelius P. (1976). The Encouragement of the Fine Arts in Lancashire, 1760-1860. Manchester University Press. ISBN 9780719013300.
- Philp, Mark, ed. (2006). Resisting Napoleon: The British Response to the Threat of Invasion, 1797-1815. Ashgate Publishing. ISBN 9780754653134.
- Seed, John (1988). "Commerce and the Liberal Arts: The Political Economy of Art in Manchester, 1775-1860". In Wolff, Janet; Seed, John. The Culture of Capital: Art, Power and the Nineteenth-Century Middle Class. Manchester University Press. p. 49. ISBN 9780719024610.
- Shaw, Philip (2013). Suffering and Sentiment in Romantic Military Art. Ashgate Publishing. pp. 87–92. ISBN 9780754664925.
- Alberti, Samuel J. M. M. (September 2002). "Placing Nature: Natural History Collections and Their Owners in Nineteenth-Century Provincial England". The British Journal for the History of Science 35 (3): 291–311. doi:10.1017/s0007087402004727. JSTOR 4028125. (subscription required)
- Thackray, Arnold (June 1974). "Natural Knowledge in Cultural Context: The Manchester Mode". The American Historical Review 79 (3): 672–709. doi:10.2307/1867893. JSTOR 1867893. (subscription required)
- Hopkinson, Martin (December 2003). "Paul Sandby and the Secrets of Aquatint". Print Quarterly 20 (4): 380–382. JSTOR 41826491. (subscription required)
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