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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David Lyon - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
David Lyon
Mrs Frederick H Hemming - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
Mrs Frederick H Hemming
Benjamin West 1738-1820 - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
Benjamin West 1738-1820
Portrait of the Children of John Angerstein  1808 - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
Portrait of the Children of John Angerstein 1808
Portrait Of George Nugent Grenville, Lord Nugent (Detail) - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
Portrait Of George Nugent Grenville, Lord Nugent (Detail)
Portrait head of a lady, unfinished - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
Portrait head of a lady, unfinished
Portrait of Lady Caroline Lamb 1785-1828 - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
Portrait of Lady Caroline Lamb 1785-1828
Portrait of Edward Law, 1st Baron Ellenborough, M.P... - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
Portrait of Edward Law, 1st Baron Ellenborough, M.P...
Master Charles William Lambton 2 - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
Master Charles William Lambton 2
A Portrait of a Man possibly William Eden - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
A Portrait of a Man possibly William Eden
Caroline 5th Duchess of Richmond - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
Caroline 5th Duchess of Richmond
Maria Banks Woodley Riddell 1772-1808 - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
Maria Banks Woodley Riddell 1772-1808

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