Watts Phillips

1825-74; Irish background; pupil of George Cruikshank; studied art in Paris in 1840s; moved to Brussels in 1848; to London in 1853; successful plays (e.g., Dead Heart, 1859), and caricatures; novel, The Honour of the Family, ser. in Town Talk, 1862, was reissued as Amos Clark and later dramatised. Canary Bird, a sequel, 1862; pot-boiler serials for papers such as Family Herald; not reprinted. Who Will Save Her? (1874). BL 3. ODNB SUTH

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