Portrait - Sir Thomas Lawrence
Portrait

Sir Thomas Lawrence (April 13, 1769 - January 7, 1830), was a notable English painter, mostly of portraits.

He was born in Bristol. His father was an innkeeper, first at Bristol and afterwards at Devizes, and at the age of six Lawrence was already being shown off to the guests of the Bear as an infant prodigy who could sketch their likenesses and declaim speeches from Milton. In 1779 the elder Lawrence had to leave Devizes, having failed in business and Thomas's precocious talent began to be the main source of the family's income; he had gained a reputation along the Bath road. His debut as a crayon portrait painter was made at Oxford, where he was well patronized, and in 1782 the family settled in Bath, where the young artist soon found himself fully employed in taking crayon likenesses of fashionable people at a guinea or a guinea and a half a head. In 1784 he gained the prize and silver-gilt palette of the Society of Arts for a crayon drawing after Raphael's "Transfiguration," and presently beginning to paint in oil.


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Portrait Of The Hon, George Fane (1819 - 1848), Later... - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
Portrait Of The Hon, George Fane (1819 - 1848), Later...
Pinkie (Sarah Barrett Moulton) - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
Pinkie (Sarah Barrett Moulton)
Sir Francis Baring Banker and Director of the East... - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
Sir Francis Baring Banker and Director of the East...
Portrait of Mirza Abul Hassan Khan - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
Portrait of Mirza Abul Hassan Khan
The Daughters of Colonel Thomas Carteret Hardy  1801 - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
The Daughters of Colonel Thomas Carteret Hardy 1801
The Calmady Children  1824 - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
The Calmady Children 1824
Duke of Wellington - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
Duke of Wellington
Miss Murray - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
Miss Murray
Margaret, Countess of Blessington  1822 - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
Margaret, Countess of Blessington 1822
Antonio Canova Marchese dIstria - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
Antonio Canova Marchese dIstria
Queen Charlotte 1789-90 - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
Queen Charlotte 1789-90
Henry 10th Earl and 1st Marquess of Exeter his wife... - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
Henry 10th Earl and 1st Marquess of Exeter his wife...

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