Loutherbourg, Philip James (1740-1812)
LOUTHERBOURG, Philip James, a painter, was born, in 1740, at Strasburgh, and was a pupil of Tischbein, Casa Nova, and Carlo Vanloo. He came to England in 1771, and was first employed by Garrick as a scene painter. In 1732 he produced a pictorial exhibition, called the Eidophusikon, or representation of nature. He subsequently acquired great reputation, especially in landscape, and became one of the council of the Royal Academy. He died in 1812.
1. A General Biographical Dictionary, Comprising a Summary Account of the Most Distinguished Persons of All Ages, Nations and Professions, 1843, page 579.
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