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Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830), Portrait painter, collector and President of the Royal Academy

Sitter in 25 portraits
Artist associated with 683 portraits
Beginning as a child prodigy working in pastels, the gifted Lawrence eventually succeeded Reynolds as Britain's greatest portrait painter, With the temperament and flair to capture the glamour of the age, Lawrence created the image of Regency high-society with dazzling brushwork and an innovative use of colour. His international reputation was ensured when the Prince Regent commissioned portraits of all the foreign leaders involved in the downfall of Napoleon. Lawrence was appointed President of the Royal Academy in 1820.

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D18112

Sir Thomas Lawrence

by Frederick Christian Lewis Sr, published by Colnaghi, Son & Co, and Molteno & Graves, and Moon, Boys & Graves, and Walter Benjamin Tiffin, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
stipple engraving, published 1 June 1831
NPG D18112

D2921

Sir Thomas Lawrence; Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (on reverse)

by George Gammon Adams, after Edward Hodges Baily, and after Sir Thomas Lawrence
bronze medal, 1860
NPG D2921

D14640

Sir Thomas Lawrence

by George Thomas Doo, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
line engraving, published 1877 (circa 1786)
NPG D14640

D20071

Sir Thomas Lawrence

by Samuel Cousins, published by Walter Benjamin Tiffin, published by Rittner and Co, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
mezzotint, published 22 April 1830
NPG D20071

D37217

Sir Thomas Lawrence

by Sir George Scharf
pencil, 24 November 1865
NPG D37217

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