Thomas Lawrence (circle) (1756-1823)

Artist Name Thomas Lawrence (circle) (1756-1823)
Title Portrait of a Seated Gentleman
Description This striking British 19th century portrait oil painting is attributed to the circle of Sir Thomas Lawrence. Painted circa 1820 it is the portrait of a seated gentleman in a brown high collared coat. The detail in his face is fantastic. The interior gives no clue as to his profession but he has the distinguished look of a man of learning or science.
Provenance Cheshire estate.
Medium Oil on Canvas
Size 28 x 36 inches
Frame Housed in an empire frame, 44 inches by 35 inches and in good condition.
Condition Good condition.
Biography Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830) 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 Bear Hotel in the Market Square. 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.
Price £5800
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