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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Mary, Countess of Plymouth - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
Mary, Countess of Plymouth
Calmady Children - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
Calmady Children
Charles William Bell - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
Charles William Bell
Portrait Of The Duke Of Wellington - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
Portrait Of The Duke Of Wellington
The Prince Regent [later George IV] of England - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
The Prince Regent [later George IV] of England
Lieutenant General Sir John Moore KB 1761-1809 - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
Lieutenant General Sir John Moore KB 1761-1809
Sarah Barrett Moulin Pinkie - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
Sarah Barrett Moulin Pinkie
Portrait Of A Lady, Traditionally Identified As Margaret... - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
Portrait Of A Lady, Traditionally Identified As Margaret...
Anna Frances Bankes Lady Falmouth 1789-1864 - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
Anna Frances Bankes Lady Falmouth 1789-1864
Portrait of Miss Rosamond Croker - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
Portrait of Miss Rosamond Croker
Klemens Wenzel von Metternich (1773-1859), German-Austrian... - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
Klemens Wenzel von Metternich (1773-1859), German-Austrian...
Captain Joseph Cotton 1745-1825 - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
Captain Joseph Cotton 1745-1825

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