Sir Francis Burdett, 5th Bt

1 portrait on display in Room 20 at the National Portrait Gallery

Sir Francis Burdett, 5th Bt, by Sir Thomas Lawrence, circa 1793 - NPG 3820 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Sir Francis Burdett, 5th Bt

by Sir Thomas Lawrence
oil on canvas, circa 1793
98 1/2 in. x 56 1/2 in. (2502 mm x 1435 mm)
Bequeathed by Rt Hon. William Ashmead Bartlett Burdett-Coutts, 1952
Primary Collection
NPG 3820

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  • Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830), Portrait painter, collector and President of the Royal Academy. Artist associated with 683 portraits, Sitter in 25 portraits.

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Lawrence's portrait was begun in 1793, the year of Burdett's marriage to Sophia daughter of the banker Thomas Coutts. The 'Doomsday' book at the foot of the column and the sculpture of an early English king suggest Burdett's commitment to upholding Britain's ancient rights.

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  • NPG 3821: Sophia, Lady Burdett (companion portrait)

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