by Sir Thomas Lawrence
oil on canvas, circa 1790
30 in. x 25 in. (762 mm x 635 mm)
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Sitterback to top
- Sarah Trimmer (1741-1810), Evangelist and children's writer. Sitter in 4 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830), Portrait painter, collector and President of the Royal Academy. Artist associated with 684 portraits, Sitter in 25 portraits.
This portraitback to top
Having established her own charity Sunday schools, she wrote The Economy of Charity (1786) to promote this form of education. In 1787 she joined William Wilberforce and Hannah More in forming the high-profile Society for the Suppression of Vice which campaigned for religious observance and moral decency among all classes. She was also a founder of a conservative periodical the Guardian of Education (1802-6).
Linked publicationsback to top
- Holmes, Richard; Crane, David; Woof, Robert; Hebron, Stephen, Romantics and Revolutionaries: Regency portraits from the National Portrait Gallery, 2002, p. 143
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 624
- Walker, Richard, Regency Portraits, 1985, p. 503
See this portrait
On display in Room 20 at the National Portrait Gallery