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Sir Henry Montgomery Lawrence

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Sir Henry Montgomery Lawrence, by Unknown artist, circa 1827 -NPG 1990 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sir Henry Montgomery Lawrence

by Unknown artist
circa 1827
17 in. x 12 3/4 in. (432 mm x 324 mm)
NPG 1990

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Presented at the same time as the bust by T. Campbell (NPG 1989). This portrait has in the past been tentatively attributed to W. H. Brooke, but this attribution does not seem very convincing. According to the donor (letter of 29 May 1923, NPG archives), it was painted when Lawrence was on leave at the age of about twenty-one. A copy was executed for the donor soon after its presentation.

Physical descriptionback to top

Healthy complexion, blue eyes, brown hair. Dressed in a dark stock, white shirt, and dark grey coat. Background brown.

Provenanceback to top

The sitter, presented by his grandson, Sir Alexander Lawrence, Bart, 1923.


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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