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Nicholas Vansittart, 1st Baron Bexley (1766-1851) politician

Sir Thomas Lawrence

Nicholas Vansittart, 1st Baron Bexley (1766-1851) politician


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ArtistSir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830)
EngraverThomas Anthony Dean (1801-1860)
TitleNicholas Vansittart, 1st Baron Bexley (1766-1851) politician
MediumEngraving
Letteringbelow image: [centre] Painted by Sir T. Lawrence. Engraved by T.A. Dean. / [centre] The R.t Hon.ble Nicholas Lord Bexley [current mount covers any further lettering]
AcquisitionPurchased from F B Daniell, August 1970
LocationUK, London, Downing Street
GAC number8791
 

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Sir Thomas Lawrence

Sir Thomas Lawrence was born in Bristol; the son of a supervisor of excise. In 1773 the family moved to Wiltshire, to run a coaching inn, but financial difficulties led them to move again to Bath, where Lawrence first worked as a portraitist. He may have had lessons from W. Hoare, before enrolling at the Royal Academy schools in 1787. Aged 20, he received a royal commission for portraits of Queen Charlotte (1789-90) and Princess Amelia (1789). At 23 he replaced J. Reynolds as Painter-in-Ordinary and at 25, became a Royal Academician. Despite such success, he never escaped crippling debt. In 1815 he was knighted and commissioned to paint the Waterloo Chamber series of portraits. He replaced B. West as President of the Royal Academy in 1820.