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Regency Portraits Catalogue

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

Portrait painter par excellence of the Regency period, collector of Old Master drawings and President of the Royal Academy.

'His likeness of Canning [which by-the-by] might have passed for his own, so great was his resemblance to the brilliant statesman ...' (Fanny Kemble, Record of a Girlhood, II, p 55).

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Armstrong 1913
Sir Walter Armstrong, Lawrence, 1913.

Garlick 1954
Kenneth Garlick, Sir Thomas Lawrence, 1954.

Garlick 1963
Kenneth Garlick, The Master 18: Lawrence, 1963, containing 17 large colour plates.

Garlick 1964
Kenneth Garlick, 'Catalogue of the paintings, drawings and pastels of Sir Thomas Lawrence', Walpole Society Journal, XXXIX, 1964.

Goldring 1951
Douglas Goldring, Regency Portrait Painter, 1951.

Gower 1900
Lord Ronald Sutherland Gower, Sir Thomas Lawrence, 1900.

Knapp 1904
Oswald Knapp, An Artist's Love Story, 1904.

Layard 1906
G. S. Layard, Sir Thomas Lawrence's Letter Bag, 1906.

Levey 1979
Michael Levey, Sir Thomas Lawrence, NPG, 1979.

Williams 1831
D. E. Williams, Life and Correspondence of Sir Thomas Lawrence, Kt., 2 vols., 1831.



This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Walker, Regency Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, 1985, 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.