One of the most significant English portrait painters of the 18th century.
Thomas never married.
Thomas died on 7 January 1830 and was buried on 21 january 1830 in St Paul's Cathedral. The following day the artist J M W Turner, who attended the funeral, wrote to a friend, "It is something to feel that gifted talent can be acknowledged by the many who yesterday waded up to their knees in snow and muck to see the funeral pomp swelled up by carriages of the great."
|Funeral of Sir Thomas Lawrence: a Sketch from Memory, by J M W Turner, Tate Gallery, London|
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