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Sir Thomas Lawrence

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Sir Thomas Lawrence Biography

Thomas Lawrence was born in Bristol on 13 April 1769, a birth year he shared with Arthur Wellesley and Napoleon Bonaparte, two men who would be responsible for shaping much of the historical period in which the artist would live and work. The future painter was the youngest surviving child of Thomas and Lucy Lawrence. The family was not wealthy; the father had been a Supervisor of Excise, but in 1772 retired due to the poor pay and instead opened the Black Bear Inn. Thomas had two brothers and two sisters:

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Sir Thomas Lawrence Bibliography

Thomas Lawrence: Regency Power & Brilliance by Cassandra Albinson, Peter Funnell, Lucy Pelz. YC British Art, 2011.

Sir Thomas Lawrence by Sir Michael Levey. Yale University Press, 2006.

Thomas Lawrence by Geoffrey Ashton. International Publishers Marketing, 2006.

Life and Correspondence of Sir Thomas Lawrence, Kt. by D E. Williams. Nabu Press, 2010.