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Sophia, Lady Burdett

9 of 689 portraits by Sir Thomas Lawrence

Sophia, Lady Burdett, by Sir Thomas Lawrence, after 1793 -NPG 3821 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Sophia, Lady Burdett

by Sir Thomas Lawrence
after 1793
93 1/2 in. x 56 1/2 in. (2375 mm x 1435 mm)
NPG 3821

This portraitback to top

See NPG 3820.

Physical descriptionback to top

Whole-length sitting on a stile under a tree, aged 18, dark brown hair, brown eyes, fresh complexion; white dress with mauve-pink embroidered drapery, black stone brooch at her throat, pink rose in her bosom, straw hat with flowers hanging by a blue ribbon from her right hand; wild flowers and a stone right; trees, lake and hills in background.

Provenanceback to top

Claimed from Lawrence's estate by the Duchess of St Albans, descending through her step-granddaughter Angela (Lady Burdett-Coutts), Burdett's youngest daughter; the Right Hon William Ashmead Bartlett Burdett-Coutts who bequeathed it to Sir Francis Burdett, 8th Baronet, for life and then to the NPG. Sir Francis died in 1951 and the portrait, together with its Lawrence companion of Lady Burdett (NPG 3821), was accepted by the Trustees in 1952.

Exhibitionsback to top

British Institution 1853 (143); Third Exhibition of National Portraits, South Kensington, 1868 (142); 1 Carlton Gardens from 1980.

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.

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