Thomas Lawrence (circle) (1756-1823)
|Artist Name||Thomas Lawrence (circle) (1756-1823)|
|Title||Portrait of Hannah White|
|Description||This lovely British Old Master half length portrait oil painting is attributed to the circle of Sir Thomas Lawrence. The sitter is a really beautiful young lady, Hannah White, nee Bower, sister of Rachel and it was painted circa 1820. Hannah is wearing a gorgeous black silk dress with puffed sleeves and a sweetheart neckline. She has a long and unusual gold chain with either a watch or locket on it and possibly a small figure. She is also wearing an unusual bracelet on top of her dress cuff. Her hair is in beautiful ringlets, set against a red cloth background. A really knock out portrait with superb detail, colouring and brushwork.|
|Provenance||West Midlands estate.
Christies stencil 418 B
Sitter's details verso.
|Medium||Oil on Canvas|
|Size||25 x 30 inches|
|Frame||Housed in a complementary frame, 38 inches by 33 inches and in 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.|