Philip Augustus Barnard

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Philip Augustus Barnard

Birthdate: (82)
Birthplace: Portsea, Hampshire , England, United Kingdom
Death: 1894 (82)
of 131 Regent Street, London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of David Barnard and Rebecca Barnard
Husband of Hebe Renard Barnard
Father of Blanche Anne Barnard; Thomas Leigh Barnard; Walter Saunders Barnard and Flora Barnard
Brother of Louisa Levy

Occupation: Painter
Managed by: Erica Howton
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About Philip Augustus Barnard

Philip Augustus Barnard was a British painter who produced miniatures and portraits in oils, and his work was exhibited at the Royal Academy for almost forty-five years. He was married to fellow painter Hebe Saunders, who also exhibited works under her married name. They were the parents of the portrait painter Walter Saunders Barnard (1851–1930).



140 Regent Street - formerly the studio of Philip Augustus Barnard

Philip Augustus Barnard was born in 1812 in Hampshire where he was to become an artist and photographer. By 1854 he had a Photographic Studio at 140 Regent Street and in 1856 he move along the street to number 188.

In 1860 he again moved his Studio this time across the street to 131 and it became his place of work and the family residence. In 1857 he advertised his newly invented calilampetic "colour photos" in the Times. In 1871 he was joined by his son, Walter Saunders Barnard also an artist and photographer.

Sadly in 1883 father and son were jointly declared bankrupt.  Henry Graves rescued the Barnard family when he had their company re-registered in his name. Henry Graves was himself a portrait painter and photographer cum publisher at 205 Regent Street where he lived until his death.

It appears the Barnard family continued to live at 131 and Walter continued as an artist until the early 1900s.


Philip Augustus Barnard

  • Birth: Circa 1813 - Portsea, Hampshire
  • Residence: 1861 - 131 Regent St, London, Middlesex, England
  • Parents: David Barnard, Rebecca Davidson
  • Sister: Louisa (Barnard) Levy
  • Wife: Hebe Saunders
  • Children: Thos Leigh Barnard, Blanche Anne Barnard, Walter Barnard, Flora Barnard


  1. Daphne Foskett. A Dictionary of British Miniature Painters, Vol I (Faber & Faber, 1972).


  1. New York Historical Society
  2. The Royal Academy of Arts: A Complete Dictionary of Contributors and Their Work from Its Foundation in 1769 to 1904, Volume 1 (Google eBook) Algernon Graves H. Graves and Company, Limited, 1905 - Artists. Page 118


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Philip Augustus Barnard's Timeline

Portsea, Hampshire , England, United Kingdom
Age 34
Wilton, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
Age 36
London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Age 37
London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Age 40
London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Age 82
London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom