Thomas Lawrence

Thomas Lawrence (1769 - 1830)

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Sir Thomas Lawrence
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Thomas Lawrence is Notable.

One of the most significant English portrait painters of the 18th century.

1790.
1825.

Thomas was the son of Thomas Lawrence and Lucy Read.[1] He was born at Bristol, England on 13 April 1769[1] and baptised there on 4 May 1769, with his father named as Thomas.[2]

Thomas never married.[1]

Thomas died on 7 January 1830[1] 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."[3]

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Funeral of Sir Thomas Lawrence: a Sketch from Memory, by J M W Turner, Tate Gallery, London

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: entry for 'Lawrence, Sir Thomas (1769–1830)', print and online 2004, available online via some libraries
  2. England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NNQM-VTP
  3. Webpage for 'Funeral of Sir Thomas Lawrence: A Sketch from Memory' by J M W Turner on the website of the Tate Gallery, London, accessed 7 December 2019
  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: entry for 'Lawrence, Sir Thomas (1769–1830)', print and online 2004, available online via some libraries
  • Wikipedia: Thomas Lawrence


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