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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Diana Sturt later Lady Milner - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
Diana Sturt later Lady Milner
Marie Caroline de Bourbon-Sicile (1798-1870), duchesse... - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
Marie Caroline de Bourbon-Sicile (1798-1870), duchesse...
Portrait of Georgina Maria Lady Leicester as Hope - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
Portrait of Georgina Maria Lady Leicester as Hope
Emily Anderson Little Red Riding Hood - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
Emily Anderson Little Red Riding Hood
Isabella Poyntz Marchioness of Exeter - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
Isabella Poyntz Marchioness of Exeter
Susanna Archer Countess of Oxford 1769-1830 - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
Susanna Archer Countess of Oxford 1769-1830
Portrait of Arthur Atherley as an Estonian - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
Portrait of Arthur Atherley as an Estonian
John Fane, Tenth Count of Westmorland - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
John Fane, Tenth Count of Westmorland
William Wilberforce - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
William Wilberforce
Portrait of Lady Emily Harriet Wellesley Pole - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
Portrait of Lady Emily Harriet Wellesley Pole
William Lamb 1779-1848 - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
William Lamb 1779-1848
Portrait of a lady, probably Mrs James Denham - Sir Thomas Lawrence - www.thomas-lawrence.org
Portrait of a lady, probably Mrs James Denham

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