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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George IV 1762-1830 2 - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
George IV 1762-1830 2
Master Charles William Lambton - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
Master Charles William Lambton
Study from Nature The Source of the Manifold Ilam Park - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
Study from Nature The Source of the Manifold Ilam Park
The Hon Caroline Upton - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
The Hon Caroline Upton
Diana Sturt, Lady Milner 1815-20 - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
Diana Sturt, Lady Milner 1815-20
Alexander MacKenzie - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
Alexander MacKenzie
Lady Constance Carruthers - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
Lady Constance Carruthers
Mrs. Henry Baring and her Children  1817 - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
Mrs. Henry Baring and her Children 1817
Portrait sketch of a young girl - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
Portrait sketch of a young girl
Elisabeth Farren, Later Countess of Derby - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
Elisabeth Farren, Later Countess of Derby
Miss Caroline Fry  1827 - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
Miss Caroline Fry 1827
Pope Pius VII  1819 - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
Pope Pius VII 1819

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