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Sir Thomas Lawrence

Sir Thomas Lawrence, by Samuel Parker; Edward Hodges Baily, 1830 -NPG 1507 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Sir Thomas Lawrence

by Samuel Parker, after Edward Hodges Baily
14 3/8 in. (365 mm) diameter
NPG 1507

Inscriptionback to top

Incised: LAWRENCE behind the head and in small capitals on truncation: E H BAILY R A SCULPSt S PARKER FECt

This portraitback to top

The profile is a faithful copy from Baily's bust (NPG 239) and was used by Clint for the medal (NPG 4278). Parker also made a bronze bust of Lawrence shown at the Great Exhibition 1851 and 'made in London from a model produced at great cost and afterwards destroyed' Rupert Gunnis, Dictionary of British Sculptors 1660-1851, 1953, p 291). Parker was also a publisher and the medallion was part of a scheme called 'Parker's Series of Medals of Great Men of the Present Age' which never materialised though others in the series were the Prince Regent, Wellington and Flaxman.

Provenanceback to top

Given by Alfred Jones of Bath in 1908.

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Probably RA 1830 (1234) 'Medallion in bronze of the late Sir Thomas Lawrence, from which a small medal has been published'.

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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