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Sir Thomas Lawrence

(1769-1830), Portrait painter, collector and President of the Royal Academy

Sitter in 25 portraits
Artist associated with 689 portraits
Beginning as a child prodigy working in pastels, the gifted Lawrence eventually succeeded Reynolds as Britain's greatest portrait painter, With the temperament and flair to capture the glamour of the age, Lawrence created the image of Regency high-society with dazzling brushwork and an innovative use of colour. His international reputation was ensured when the Prince Regent commissioned portraits of all the foreign leaders involved in the downfall of Napoleon. Lawrence was appointed President of the Royal Academy in 1820.

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Sir Humphry Davy, Bt, after Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG 1573

Sir Humphry Davy, Bt

after Sir Thomas Lawrence
oil on canvas, based on a work of circa 1821
NPG 1573

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, by Henry Pierce Bone, after  Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG 6297

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

by Henry Pierce Bone, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
enamel on copper, 1845, based on a work exhibited in 1822
NPG 6297

Frederick, Duke of York and Albany, by George Swendale, after  Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG 1563

Frederick, Duke of York and Albany

by George Swendale, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
oil on millboard, 1829, based on a work exhibited in 1822
NPG 1563

Sir Francis Baring, 1st Bt, by Charles Muss, after  Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG 1256

Sir Francis Baring, 1st Bt

by Charles Muss, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
enamel on bombé copper panel, 1823
NPG 1256

Antonio Canova, by William Brockedon, probably after  Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG 2515(2)

Antonio Canova

by William Brockedon, probably after Sir Thomas Lawrence
pencil and chalk, 1823-1849
NPG 2515(2)

George Canning, by Sir Thomas Lawrence, and completed by  Richard Evans - NPG 1338

George Canning

by Sir Thomas Lawrence, and completed by Richard Evans
oil on canvas, circa 1825
NPG 1338

Sir Thomas Lawrence, by Richard Evans, after  Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG 260

Sir Thomas Lawrence

by Richard Evans, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
oil on canvas, late 1820s, based on a work of circa 1825
NPG 260

John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon, studio of Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG 464

John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon

studio of Sir Thomas Lawrence
oil on canvas, circa 1828, based on a work of 1826
NPG 464

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, after Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG 1190

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey

after Sir Thomas Lawrence
oil on canvas, based on a work from the mid 19th century
NPG 1190

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