Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue
Stringer Lawrence (1697-1775), Major-General
A head and shoulders of the same type as the whole length in general officer's jacket, was formerly in the Parry collection, Higham Court.  A further type, turned to the right, also in general officer's coat, seems connected with Reynolds on grounds of style. Bequeathed by Lord Curzon to the Victoria Memorial Museum, Calcutta, it was bought by him at the sale of the effects of Mrs Wilmot Henry Palk, widow of a grandson of the 2nd baronet, presumably lot 101 in the Robinson and Fisher sale, 13 March 1913. 
A statue, commissioned from Scheemakers in 1760, with those of Clive and Pocock for the East India company, was erected in 1764 in East India House.  The company also erected a bust by Taylor in Westminster Abbey.
1) C. R. Leslie and T. Taylor, Life and Times of Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1865, I, pp 189, 200, 283.
2) M. Cormack, 'The Ledgers of Sir Joshua Reynolds', Walpole Society, XLII, 1970, pp 126-27.
3) Information from Mrs Mildred Archer, India Office.
4) W. Foster, A Descriptive list of the paintings, statues and framed prints in the India Office, 5th edition, 1924, p 14.
5) M. Cormack, 'The Ledgers of Sir Joshua Reynolds', Walpole Society, XLII, 1970, p 105.
6) Sir Ellis K. Waterhouse, Reynolds (English Master Painters), 1941, p 48.
7) Letter, 1 July 1933, from Sir Evan Cotton, CIE, with photo, NPG archives.
8) W. Foster, A Descriptive list of the paintings, statues and framed prints in the India Office, 5th edition, 1924, p 26 (54).
This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Kerslake, Early Georgian Portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1977, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.