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London Borough of Camden in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

Sir Thomas Lawrence

 
 
Sir Thomas Lawrence Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 12, 2017
1. Sir Thomas Lawrence Marker
Inscription.
Sir
Thomas Lawrence
P.R.A.
lived here

Born Died
1769 1830


[Lower panel:]
This is the site of the house to which the tablet below was fixed until it was demolished in 1910
 
Location. 51° 31.292′ N, 0° 7.436′ W. Marker is in London Borough of Camden, England, in Greater London County. Marker is at the intersection of Southampton Row and Russell Square, on the right when traveling north on Southampton Row. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 156 Southampton Row, London Borough of Camden, England WC1B 5AR, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Bombing Raid of September 24th, 1917 (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Sir John Barbirolli C.H. (about 90 meters away); The Queens Larder (about 120 meters away); Friend at Hand (about 150 meters away); Roger Fry (about 180 meters away); Sir Hans Sloane (about 210 meters away); Sir George Williams (about 210 meters away); Sir James Matthew Barrie (approx. 0.2 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London Borough of Camden.
 
Also see . . .
1. Sir Thomas Lawrence (The National Gallery). Lawrence was the leading
Sir Thomas Lawrence Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 12, 2017
2. Sir Thomas Lawrence Marker - Wide View
The marker is visible here just above the Hertz sign.
British portrait painter of the early 19th century, portraying most of the important personalities of the day in his polished and flattering style. He was a child prodigy and largely self-taught; at the age of 10 he was making accomplished portraits in crayon. He was influenced by Sir Joshua Reynolds during his youth; his style developed very little throughout his life.
(Submitted on October 27, 2017.) 

2. Thomas Lawrence (Encyclopedia Britannica). After the death of Reynolds, Lawrence was the leading English portrait painter. His works exhibit a fluid touch, rich colour, and great ability to realize textures. He presented his sitters in a dramatic, sometimes theatrical, manner that produced Romantic portraiture of a high order. After the death of John Hoppner in 1810 he was patronized by the Prince Regent, who knighted him in 1815 and sent him in 1818 to the political congresses of Aix-la-Chapelle and Vienna, where he painted 24 large full-length portraits of the military leaders and heads of state of the Holy Alliance. Executed with verve and elegance, these works now hang together in the Waterloo Chamber at Windsor Castle—a unique historical document of the period. By these works Lawrence was recognized as the foremost portrait painter of Europe. On his return to England in 1820 he was elected
<i>Portrait of the Flunder Children</i> image. Click for full size.
By Sir Thomas Lawrence, circa 1805
3. Portrait of the Flunder Children
president of the Royal Academy.
(Submitted on October 27, 2017.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 27, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 62 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 27, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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