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George Canning (1770-1827) Prime Minister

Alfred Edmund Dyer

George Canning (1770-1827) Prime Minister


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ArtistSir Thomas Lawrence (after)
CopyistAlfred Edmund Dyer (Active 1925-1955)
TitleGeorge Canning (1770-1827) Prime Minister
Date1950
MediumOil on canvas
ProvenanceCopy of portrait by Lawrence in Christchurch, Oxford; commissioned by Dunlop Rubber Company and presented for the British Embassy, Rio de Janeiro, 1950.
Dimensionsheight: 143.00 cm, width: 107.50 cm
Inscriptionbr: Edmund Dyer / after / Thomas Lawrence verso: Copied by / Edmund Dyer /50 after the original / by Sir Thomas Lawrence R.A.
AcquisitionPresented by the Dunlop Rubber Company, May 1950
LocationOther, other locations abroad,
GAC number1101
 
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Sir Thomas Lawrence (after)

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.