A Fine Early 19th Century Regency Portrait of a Gentleman After Artist Sir Thomas Lawrence.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Sir Thomas Lawrence PRA FRS (13 April 1769 – 7 January 1830) was a leading English portrait painter and the fourth president of the Royal Academy.
Lawrence was a child prodigy. He was born in Bristol and began drawing in Devizes, where his father was an innkeeper. At the age of ten, having moved to Bath, he was supporting his family with his pastel portraits. At eighteen he went to London and soon established his reputation as a portrait painter in oils, receiving his first royal commission, a portrait of Queen Charlotte, in 1790. He stayed at the top of his profession until his death, aged 60, in 1830.
Self-taught, he was a brilliant draughtsman and known for his gift of capturing a likeness, as well as his virtuoso handling of paint. He became an associate of the Royal Academy in 1791, a full member in 1794, and president in 1820. In 1810 he acquired the generous patronage of the Prince Regent, was sent abroad to paint portraits of allied leaders for the Waterloo chamber at Windsor Castle.
FRAME: Set within an antique style later decorative gilt frame.
The painting has had a past historical reline and restoration to a good standard.
MEASUREMENTS ( Including Frame )
Height 38.5 Inches ( 98cm )
Width : 33 Inches ( 84 cm )
UK ( By Fine Art Courier ) £80
Europe : £120 / USA £190
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