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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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3823

Warren Hastings

by Sir Thomas Lawrence
pastel on vellum, 1786
NPG 3823

821

Sir Elijah Impey

by Sir Thomas Lawrence
pastel, 1786
NPG 821

4696

Henry William Bunbury

by Sir Thomas Lawrence
pastel, circa 1788
NPG 4696

28

Elizabeth Carter

by Sir Thomas Lawrence
pastel on vellum, 1788-1789
NPG 28

2755

James Boswell

after Sir Thomas Lawrence
pencil and wax crayon on paper, circa 1830-1839 (circa 1790-1795)
NPG 2755

5498

Sarah Trimmer

by Sir Thomas Lawrence
oil on canvas, circa 1790
On display in Room 20 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5498

6307

Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool

by Sir Thomas Lawrence
oil on canvas, 1790-1800
On display in Room 20 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6307

1129

Sir Graham Moore

by Sir Thomas Lawrence
oil on canvas, exhibited 1792
NPG 1129

3820

Sir Francis Burdett, 5th Bt

by Sir Thomas Lawrence
oil on canvas, circa 1793
On display in Room 20 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3820

3821

Sophia, Lady Burdett

by Sir Thomas Lawrence
oil on canvas, after 1793
On display in the Sculpture Gallery at Bodelwyddan Castle
NPG 3821

6880

Thomas Holcroft; William Godwin

by Sir Thomas Lawrence
pencil with black and red chalk, 1794
NPG 6880

853

Sir Joseph Banks, Bt

by Sir Thomas Lawrence
pencil, circa 1795
NPG 853

3631

Horace Walpole

by Sir Thomas Lawrence
pencil, 1795
NPG 3631

5078

Samuel Lysons

by Sir Thomas Lawrence
pencil, 1799
NPG 5078

5711

Henry Constantine Jennings

by Sir Thomas Lawrence
chalk, circa 1799
NPG 5711

2616

John Philip Kemble

attributed to Sir Thomas Lawrence
pencil, circa 1800
NPG 2616

1128

Sir John Moore

by Sir Thomas Lawrence
oil on canvas, circa 1800-1804
NPG 1128

38

Hon. William Windham

by Sir Thomas Lawrence
oil on canvas, 1802-1803
NPG 38

395

Edward Thurlow, Baron Thurlow

studio of Sir Thomas Lawrence
oil on canvas, (1803)
NPG 395

244

Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick

by Sir Thomas Lawrence
oil on canvas, 1804
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 244

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