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Samuel Laurence

(1812-1884), Portrait painter

Sitter in 3 portraits
Artist associated with 38 portraits
Lawrence first exhibited his work in London at the Society of British Artists, based on Suffolk Street, in 1834, and in 1836 he sent three portraits to the Royal Academy. Early in life he became closely associated with the Victorian literati, and he was to draw and paint most of the writers and thinkers of his day many times. He hosted his own literary circle in the 1840s, the Bohemian Phalanstery, which involved eminent journalist Thornton Leigh Hunt. Laurence ceased to exhibit at Suffolk Street in 1853, but his works continued to appear regularly at the Royal Academy until 1882.

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James Henry Leigh Hunt, by Samuel Laurence - NPG 2508

James Henry Leigh Hunt

by Samuel Laurence
oil on canvas, circa 1837
NPG 2508

Charles Dickens, by Samuel Laurence - NPG 5207

Charles Dickens

by Samuel Laurence
chalk, 1838
NPG 5207

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson, by Samuel Laurence, and  Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, 1st Bt - NPG 2460

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by Samuel Laurence, and Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, 1st Bt
oil on canvas, circa 1840
NPG 2460

Unknown man, by Samuel Laurence - NPG 2434

Unknown man

by Samuel Laurence
chalk and pencil
NPG 2434

Unknown man, by Samuel Laurence - NPG 2435

Unknown man

by Samuel Laurence
chalk and pencil
NPG 2435

Richard Chenevix Trench, by Samuel Laurence - NPG 1685

Richard Chenevix Trench

by Samuel Laurence
chalk, circa 1841
NPG 1685

Sir (Jonathan) Frederick Pollock, 1st Bt, by Samuel Laurence - NPG 758

Sir (Jonathan) Frederick Pollock, 1st Bt

by Samuel Laurence
oil on canvas, exhibited 1842
NPG 758

Charles Babbage, by Samuel Laurence - NPG 414

Charles Babbage

by Samuel Laurence
oil on canvas, 1845
NPG 414

James Kenney, by Samuel Laurence - NPG 4263

James Kenney

by Samuel Laurence
chalk, circa 1845
NPG 4263

Sir Thomas Bourchier, by Samuel Laurence - NPG 720

Sir Thomas Bourchier

by Samuel Laurence
oil on canvas, 1846
NPG 720

Jane Baillie Carlyle (née Welsh), by Samuel Laurence - NPG 1175

Jane Baillie Carlyle (née Welsh)

by Samuel Laurence
oil on canvas, circa 1852
NPG 1175

Jane Baillie Carlyle (née Welsh), attributed to Sir Anthony Coningham Sterling, after a painting by  Samuel Laurence - NPG P171(1)

Jane Baillie Carlyle (née Welsh)

attributed to Sir Anthony Coningham Sterling, after a painting by Samuel Laurence
salt print, circa 1852 (circa 1851)
NPG P171(1)

William Makepeace Thackeray, by Samuel Laurence - NPG 725

William Makepeace Thackeray

by Samuel Laurence
oil on canvas, circa 1864 (1862)
NPG 725

Sir (Jonathan) Frederick Pollock, 1st Bt, by Samuel Laurence - NPG 732

Sir (Jonathan) Frederick Pollock, 1st Bt

by Samuel Laurence
black and white chalk, 1863
NPG 732

Anthony Trollope, by Samuel Laurence - NPG 1680

Anthony Trollope

by Samuel Laurence
oil on canvas, circa 1864
NPG 1680

Sir Henry Cole, by Samuel Laurence - NPG 1698

Sir Henry Cole

by Samuel Laurence
chalk, 1865
NPG 1698

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