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Thomas (Sir) Lawrence

 (1769 - 1830)
Thomas (Sir) Lawrence was active/lived in United Kingdom, England.  Thomas Lawrence is known for portrait painting.

Thomas (Sir) Lawrence

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Sir Thomas Lawrence was born in England in 1769. At the age of five he began selling crayon likenesses to the patrons of his father's tavern in Bristol; at twenty, he was the rage of London and at fifty he had painted most of Europe's royalty. He never lost a sitter because of an unflattering likeness. Reynolds had a great deal of influence on Lawrence, but with him the master's smoothness and graciousness became all too often softness and insipidity.

His most famous painting, "Pinkie", a child-portrait of genuine charm and dignity, is the very essence of English art of the Regency. The subject was Sarah Moulton-Barrett whose brother Edward was to become the notorious domestic tyrant whose daughter Elizabeth Barrett achieved immortal  ...  Displaying 750 of 1452 characters.

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About  Thomas (Sir) Lawrence

Born:  1769 - Bristol, England
Died:   1830 - London, England
Known for:  portrait painting