© National Portrait Gallery, London
John Laird Mair Lawrence, 1st Baron Lawrence
by Thomas Woolner Click on the links below to find out more
marble bust, 1882
32 1/2 in. (826 mm) high
Given by the sitter's son, Sir Herbert Lawrence, 1926
- Thomas Woolner (1825-1892), Sculptor and poet. Artist associated with 25 portraits, Sitter in 28 portraits.
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