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Sir Thomas Lawrence

Sir Thomas Lawrence, by Unknown artist, 1830 -NPG 1634 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Sir Thomas Lawrence

by Unknown artist
1830
17 1/2 in. x 12 3/8 in. (445 mm x 315 mm)
NPG 1634

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Lawrence's death is described in some detail in Williams's biography where no mention is made
of a mask, but it is said that it was made by E. H. Baily immediately after death (Laurence Hutton, Portraits in Plaster, 1894, pp 141-2). Allowing for some artistic latitude the resemblance to Baily's marble bust (NPG 239) is certainly very close.

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Plaster cast, the head resting on a pillow.

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Given in 1911 by the Misses Keightley, daughters of Archibald Keightley, Lawrence's sole executor.


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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