British artist and explorer Phillipa Anna Frederica Stephenson was active during the early 20th century and is best known for her colourful and detailed watercolour paintings.
Although Stephenson lived near London, she frequently worked abroad and regularly exhibited her topographical paintings at the Alpine Club in London. Various subjects can be found in her oeuvre including a number of scenes of Israel, Jordan as well as the Himalayan mountains. Many of these scenes were captured directly from nature
Although her history is relatively obscure, it is documented that she exhibited at the prestigious Royal Academy of Art in the 1890s as well as the Walker Galleries in London. In 1919 she was awarded an OBE by King George V for her contribution to the Essex Regiment Prisoners of War Fund following the First World War.