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John Laird Mair Lawrence, 1st Baron Lawrence

John Laird Mair Lawrence, 1st Baron Lawrence, by E. Goodwyn Lewis, 1872 -NPG 2610 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

John Laird Mair Lawrence, 1st Baron Lawrence

by E. Goodwyn Lewis
23 1/4 in. x 18 3/8 in. (591 mm x 467 mm)
NPG 2610

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Signed (lower left): E. Goodwyn Lewis.

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According to the catalogue of the Victorian Era Exhibition, this drawing was executed in 1872 when Lawrence was president of the Megara Commission. This was confirmed in an interview with the donor (memorandum of 9 March 1933, NPG archives), who stated that the portrait was considered by Lawrence's family to be the best likeness of him.

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Commissioned by the sitter's nephew, and presented by his son, Colonel H. Lawrence, 1933.

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Victorian Era Exhibition, 1897, 'History Section' (724).

This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Ormond, Early Victorian Portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1973, 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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