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 Admiral Sir Edward Pellew - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
Portrait of Admiral Sir Edward Pellew
Lady Templeton and her Son - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
Lady Templeton and her Son
Children - Sir John Julian - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
Children - Sir John Julian
Portrait of Sir George Howland Beaumont, 7th Bt. (1753... - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
Portrait of Sir George Howland Beaumont, 7th Bt. (1753...
Mr and Mrs John Julius Angerstein  1792 - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
Mr and Mrs John Julius Angerstein 1792
Portrait of Miss Selina Peckwell, Mrs Grote (1775-1845) - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
Portrait of Miss Selina Peckwell, Mrs Grote (1775-1845)
Klemens Wenzel von Metternich (1773-1859), German-Austrian... - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
Klemens Wenzel von Metternich (1773-1859), German-Austrian...
Portrait of Admiral Sir Charles Paget - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
Portrait of Admiral Sir Charles Paget
Mary, Countess of Plymouth - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
Mary, Countess of Plymouth
Portrait of William Lock  1790 - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
Portrait of William Lock 1790
Mrs. Siddons  1804 - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
Mrs. Siddons 1804
Portrait of Miss Peel - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
Portrait of Miss Peel

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