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Philip Jonathan Clifford Mould OBE (born 1960) is an English art dealer and art historian, specialising in British portraits. He also works as a broadcaster, journalist and writer on art. He is best known for his role on the BBC TV show Fake or Fortune? along with co-presenter Fiona Bruce. He also writes various newspaper articles for the national press.
He has made a number of art discoveries, particularly in the works of Thomas Gainsborough, and Tudor portraiture. He has sold works to public institutions such as the National Portrait Gallery (London) and the Royal Albert Memorial Museum.
Mould is a valuer for the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Government's Acceptance in Lieu scheme. Between 1988-2010 he acted as honorary art adviser to the House of Commons and the House of Lords. He is chairman of the charity Kids in Museums, president and ex-chairman of Plantlife International, and a trustee of the Tony Banks Memorial Trust for the acquisition of historical works for museums. Mould is a supporter of CleanupUK, and Pond Conservation. He was elected as a fellow of the Linnean Society in 2012.
Mould is a regular broadcaster, reviewer and writer for the national press. His television work includes writing and presenting the Channel 4 series Changing Faces, co-presenting BBC2's Antiques Show, and as an expert on the Antiques Roadshow. In 2011, and again in 2012, he co-hosted with Fiona Bruce the TV programme Fake or Fortune?. with a third series to be aired in 2014.
For his achievements in the art world, his numerous charities and broadcasting, Mould received an honorary doctorate in July 2013 at his former university, the University of East Anglia.
- Sleepers: In Search of Lost Old Masters (1995) Fourth Estate ISBN 978-1857022186 retitled in paperback as The Trail of Lot 163: In Search of Lost Art Treasures (1997) - both currently out of print
- Sleuth: The Amazing Quest for Lost Art Treasures (2009) Harper Collins ISBN 978-0007319152 retitled for US edition as The Art Detective: Fakes, Frauds and Finds and the Search for Lost Treasures (2010))
- Philip lives with his wife Catherine and son Oliver. They have a house in London; Kensington and a house in Oxfordshire close to Chipping Norton.
- "Telegraph 29 May 2009". Telegraph.co.uk. 2009-05-29. Retrieved 2011-05-06.
- Bennett, Will (2006-06-12). "Telegraph 12 June 2006". Telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 2011-05-06.
- "The Art Fund, 'Art Saved'". Artfund.org. Retrieved 2011-05-06.
- Bennett, Will (2001-03-19). "Telegraph 19 March 2001". Telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 2011-05-06.
- "Kids in Museums website". Google.com. Retrieved 2012-05-22.
- "Plantlife International website". Plantlife.org.uk. Retrieved 2012-05-22.
- Tony Banks Memorial Trust website
- "Pond Conservation website". pondconservation.org.uk. Retrieved 2012-05-22.
- >"The Linnean Society website". linnean.org. Retrieved 2012-05-31.
- "Fake or Fortune?". BBC Online. Retrieved 2013-06-04.
- "The British Theatre Guide: New Year Honours List 2005". Britishtheatreguide.info. 2005-01-04. Retrieved 2011-05-06.
- "Philip Mould OBE joins Fight for Sight as patron - Fight for Sight". fightforsight.org.uk. 2013 [last update]. Retrieved 19 May 2013.