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John Laird Mair Lawrence, 1st Baron Lawrence

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John Laird Mair Lawrence, 1st Baron Lawrence, by Thomas Woolner, 1882 -NPG 2111 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

John Laird Mair Lawrence, 1st Baron Lawrence

by Thomas Woolner
32 1/2 in. (826 mm) high
NPG 2111

Inscriptionback to top

Incised at the side of the base: T WOOLNER SC/LONDON 1882

This portraitback to top

According to Amy Woolner, Thomas Woolner: his Life in Letters (1917), p 289, Woolner modelled two busts of Lawrence, shortly after the latter's return from India in 1871. The first of these was classical in style, and was cast in bronze (example in Commonwealth Relations Office, London). The second, more baroque bust was carved in marble for Lawrence's memorial in Westminster Abbey of 1881. The NPG bust is a replica of the latter, commissioned by the donor. Woolner also executed a bronze statue of Lawrence in 1875.

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Presented by the sitter's son, Sir Herbert Lawrence, 1926.

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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