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 Thomas William Coke 1752-1842 - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
Portrait of Thomas William Coke 1752-1842
Portrait of Mrs. Wolff  1815 - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
Portrait of Mrs. Wolff 1815
Portrait of a Gentleman - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
Portrait of a Gentleman
Mrs Maguire and her Son - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
Mrs Maguire and her Son
Count S. R. Vorontsov - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
Count S. R. Vorontsov
Miss Martha Carry c. 1789 - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
Miss Martha Carry c. 1789
Lady Robert Manners - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
Lady Robert Manners
Portrait of George Charles Pratt, Earl of Brecknock... - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
Portrait of George Charles Pratt, Earl of Brecknock...
Marie Caroline de Bourbon 1798-1870 Duchesse de Berry - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
Marie Caroline de Bourbon 1798-1870 Duchesse de Berry
Lady Wallscourt - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
Lady Wallscourt
Portrait of John Stuart, 4th Earl and 1st Marquess... - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
Portrait of John Stuart, 4th Earl and 1st Marquess...
Lady Harriet Maria Conyngham Later Lady Somerville - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
Lady Harriet Maria Conyngham Later Lady Somerville

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