Thomas Lawrence: Regency Power & Brilliance catalogue (hardcover)

Thomas Lawrence: Regency Power & Brilliance catalogue (hardcover)

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Sir Thomas Lawrence (17691830) was the pre-eminent portraitist of the Regency period, depicting monarchs, political leaders, aristocratic families, society beauties and actresses with bravura flair. This important book explores Lawrences political friendships and allegiances along with his exceptional role as witness to significant historical events and contrasts these with his remarkable ability to depict the charm and innocence of childhood. Elected President of the Royal Academy in 1820, Lawrence was instrumental in establishing the status of the artist in nineteenth-century Britain.

Cassandra Albinson is Associate Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the Yale Center for British Art. Peter Funnell is the Head of Research and Curator of Nineteenth-century Portraits at the National Portrait Gallery, where Lucy Peltz is Curator of Eighteenth-century Portraits.

280 pages

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