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Sir Thomas Lawrence
by Samuel Parker, after Edward Hodges Baily Click on the links below to find out more
bronze medallion, 1830
14 3/8 in. (365 mm) diameter
Given by Alfred Jones, 1908
- Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830), Portrait painter, collector and President of the Royal Academy. Sitter in 25 portraits, Artist associated with 684 portraits.
- Edward Hodges Baily (1788-1867), Sculptor, designer and modeller of silver. Artist associated with 16 portraits, Sitter in 6 portraits.
- Samuel Parker (active 1819-1848). Artist associated with 1 portrait.
- NPG 239: Sir Thomas Lawrence (source portrait)
- NPG 4278: Sir Thomas Lawrence (based on same portrait)
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