• Thomas Lawrence. . Pictorial chronicler of the Regency

    9 days ago - By Chez Namaste Nancy

    Lady Peel, 1827
    Pinkie. How many of us had this poster on our bedroom walls when we were children?
    Elizabeth Farren, Actress, then Countess of Derby Thomas Lawrence was a child prodigy. His rather ran an inn and the young Thomas sketched all the passengers. By the age of 10, he was supporting his family with his pastel portraits. At eighteen, he went to London and established his reputation by his portrait of Queen Charlotte. Self-taught, he stayed at the top of his profession until his death at the age of 60 .
    He was the pictorial chronicler of the Regency, the President of the Royal...
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