Philip James de Loutherbourg

Portrait of Philip James de Loutherbourg

Philip James de Loutherbourg was French painter. He completed most of his works in Britain and these are largely naval scenes although he also worked on stage sets for the London theatre. He also invented the mechanical theatre called the “Eidophusikon”. He was born in Strasbourg, France on 31st October 1740 and died on 11th March 1812 in Chiswick, London aged 71.

Major Works

“Lord Howe’s Action, or the Glorious First of June” (1795)
Great Fire of London” (1797)
Attack of the Combined Armies on Valenciennes” (1793)  
“Coalbrookdale by Night” (1801)