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      GB/NNAF/P16910
Lawrence, Sir Thomas (1769-1830) Knight

Gender: Male

Functions, occupations and activities
Born in Bristol (13 April 1769); made sketches of the customers at his father's inn, whilst still a child; painted in oils (from 1780); received tuition from the landscape painter Thomas Barker; moved to London (1787); studied oil painting at the Royal Academy schools; exhibited at the Royal Academy (from 1787); elected ARA (1791), RA (1794) and PRA (1820); painter-in-ordinary to George III (1792); was nearly bankrupted (1807); knighted by the Prince Regent (1815); travelled to Rome to paint Pope Puis VII (1819); amassed a collection of drawings; died in London (7 January 1830); buried in St Paul's Cathedral, London

Thesaurus
PAINTERS
PORTRAITISTS

Relationships
Associate relationship with Rothwell, Richard (1800-1868)
Studio assistant (1829-1830)


Archival Resources
Number noted: 79

Letters (4), 1820-1828
Held at: Bristol Reference Library
Document reference: MS 21805, 22322, 22321, 22323
Comments: Papers listed

Account of his funeral, 1830
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 36653 (18) f. 23

Correspondence with Lord Aberdeen, 1807-29
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add MSS 43229-34

Correspondence with Sir Robert Peel, 1823-27
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add MSS 40364-607; see also corresp re sittings below

Invitation to W Collins, 1829
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 70951 f. 44

Letter to -, 1820-1829
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 54316 f, 404

Letter to -, 1822
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 18204 f. 124

Letter to A Cooper, nd
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Eg 2075 f. 150

Letter to B Holme, c 1827
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 43688 f. 162

Letter to Charles Mackintosh relating to the proposed monument of Lt.-Gen. Sir John Moore, to be erected in Glasgow [Copy], 1809
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 57321 f. 85

Letter to E Hawkins the elder, 1808
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Eg 3813 f. 42

Letter to J Mackintosh, 1800
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 78765 f. 24

Letter to J W Croker, 1825
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 63624 f. 52

Letter to S Lane [Copy], nd
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 40534 f. 234

Letter to S Lysons [Copy ; imperfect], 1819
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 49597 f. 69

Letter to W Windham, 1803
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 37915 f. 239

Letter, 1822
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 70951 f. 45

Letters (19) to John Angerstein, c1814-29
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Microfilm: M/554

Letters to A Boucherette and others, 1798-1829
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 24425

Letters to Mrs A Bloxam [Copies], 1819-1824
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 49597 ff. 72-73b

Letters to Prince Lieven, 1820-25
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add MSS 47290-93

Letters to S Woodburn [Copies], 1828-1829
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 49597 ff. 74-77b

Letters to the 3rd Lord Hardwicke, 1810, 1829
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 35350 ff. 132, 134

Letters, 1798-1829
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add MSS 24425

Poem addressed to Sir Thomas Lawrence, Before 1830
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 50197 f. 29b

Reference to an exhibition of his pictures [French], 1821
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 73163 f. 23v

Correspondence, 1798-1803
Held at: Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
Document reference: Add 6445

Correspondence (44 items), mainly relating to sittings,
Held at: Cambridge University: Fitzwilliam Museum
Document reference: See also British Artists
Other information: HMC visit, JRS 1992
Comments: Access by appointment only

Letters (c50) from, many to Sir Robert Peel, C1820s
Held at: Cambridge University: Fitzwilliam Museum

Letter to - Scott, agreeing to undertake a full-length portrait of an unnamed person from India and stating his terms, 16/7/1828
Held at: Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections
Document reference: La.II.648/135

Letter to unnamed correspondence, 16/11/1824
Held at: Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections
Document reference: Dc.4.101-103 misc. f.70

Letter to unnamed correspondence, mentioning the private exhibition of the King's pictures at the British Institution, nd (After 1820)
Held at: Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections
Document reference: La.II.648/136

Letter to unnamed correspondence, offering to show him a small picture he has just finished, nd
Held at: Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections
Document reference: La.II.426/272

Letter to 1st Earl of Malmesbury, 1816
Held at: Hampshire Record Office
Document reference: 9M73/190/55
Comments: Deposited by 1st Earl of Malmesbury

Letters (3) concerning his portrait of Lord Normanton, 1815, 1827
Held at: Hampshire Record Office
Document reference: 34M69/MC/1; 34M69/W63-64
Comments: Deposited

Correspondence and papers (c50 items), 1812-32
Held at: Harvard University: Houghton Library
Document reference: MS Eng 1064
Other information: NUC MS 81-570

Letters (15), 1801-29
Held at: Huntington Library
Other information: Guide to literary MSS 1979

Letter, c 1800
Held at: ING Bank NV (Barings)
Document reference: DEP100.5
Comments: Access by appointment only

Letters (15) to Benjamin Gott, 1818-26
Held at: Leeds University Library, Special Collections

Correspondence (6 items), mainly with John Foster and John Foster Junior, relating to the statue of King George III, Liverpool, 1815-1822
Held at: Liverpool Record Office
Document reference: 731 GEO
Comments: Papers listed

Correspondence with Royal Manchester Institution relating to The Great Exhibition, c1851
Held at: Manchester Archives and Local Studies
Document reference: M6/1
Comments: Appendix index available

Letter from, 1801
Held at: National Archives of Scotland
Document reference: GD46/17/20

Letter from, relating to delivery of pictures, 1809
Held at: National Archives of Scotland
Document reference: GD46/17/35

Letter from, relating to portrait of Seaforth, 1810
Held at: National Archives of Scotland
Document reference: GD46/17/36

Letter from, sending portraits, 1818
Held at: National Archives of Scotland
Document reference: GD46/17/49

Letters from (2), relating to Seaforth's patronage, 1796, 1798
Held at: National Archives of Scotland
Document reference: GD46/17/4

Correspondence, mainly with the banker Thomas Coutts, 1799-1830
Held at: National Library of Scotland, Manuscripts Division
Document reference: MSS 10999

Letters (11) to Thomas Coutts, 1799-1830
Held at: National Library of Scotland, Manuscripts Division
Document reference: MS 10999

Letters and papers, including letters (36) from sitters, an inventory by Samuel Lysons, valuations of Lawrence's estate and letters (16) by Lawrence, 1807-1829
Held at: National Portrait Gallery Archive
Document reference: Basement 17-E-4

Letters to Earl of Durham,
Held at: Private
Document reference: Boxes 3, 17, 22

Correspondence (c1500 items), 1777-1830
Held at: Royal Academy of Arts
Document reference: LAW/1-9

Lectures, 1823-28
Held at: Royal Academy of Arts
Comments: Material not yet catalogued

Letters to the Angerstein family (18 items), c.1820-28
Held at: Royal Academy of Arts
Document reference: ANG

Certificate of election to the Royal Society, 1821
Held at: Royal Society
Document reference: EC/1821/40
Comments: Transcription available through online catalogue

Correspondence (3 letters) concerning his portrait of Sir Humphrey Davy, including letter from Jane Dvy presenting it to the Royal Society,
Held at: Royal Society
Document reference: MC.1.175, 213, 216, 242

Letters (22) to John Soane, 1822-1830
Held at: Sir John Soane's Museum
Document reference: I.L.6

Letters to 2nd Duke of Sutherland regarding pictures painted of Leveson-Gower family and Sir Robert Peel, 1820-1830
Held at: Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service: Staffordshire Record Office
Document reference: D593/P/22/1/18

Letters to Duke of Sutherland, 1820-28
Held at: Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service: Staffordshire Record Office
Document reference: p57

Death duty records, 1830
Held at: The National Archives: Public Record Office
Document reference: IR 59/17

Letter to Mr Lysons regarding invitation and mentioning Agostino Carlini, Keeper of the Royal Academy, c1789-1790
Held at: Torquay Museum
Document reference: AR.1054
Comments: Papers listed

Album (1 vol) containing letters from him to Laura Robertson (16) and to Francis Robertson (2), with other material, c 1799-1832
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, National Art Library
Document reference: MSL/1956/399
Comments: Access by appointment

Certificate of attestation for H M Customs, signed on behalf of the Royal Academy by William Collins, Abraham Cooper and Sir Thomas Lawrence, 1822
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, National Art Library
Document reference: MSL/1986/6
Comments: Access by appointment

Correspondences, accounts, claims and receipts (4 vols) concerning his estate, 1830-1836
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, National Art Library
Document reference: MSL/1938/1919, 1922-1924
Comments: Access by appointment

Letter from Charles Harvey, concerning Lawrence's portrait of him, 1821
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, National Art Library
Document reference: MSL/1979/7461/182
Comments: Access by appointment

Letter from Sir Robert Smirke to Thomas Keightley, concerning Lawrence's funeral, 1830
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, National Art Library
Document reference: MSL/1979/7461/421
Comments: Access by appointment

Letter from, to Captain Augustus Clifford, 1922
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, National Art Library
Document reference: MSL/1980/9
Comments: Access by appointment

Letter from, to Edward Magrath, 1829
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, National Art Library
Document reference: MSL/1984/17
Comments: Access by appointment

Letter from, to George Doo, 1827
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, National Art Library
Document reference: MSL/1930/1211/43
Comments: Access by appointment

Letter from, to Giuseppe Longhi, 1822
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, National Art Library
Document reference: MSL/1981/45
Comments: Access by appointment

Letter from, to Lady Georgiana Ellis, 1826
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, National Art Library
Document reference: MSL/1983/9
Comments: Access by appointment

Letter from, to Sir Charles Eastlake, 1823
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, National Art Library
Document reference: MSL/1922/416/1
Comments: Access by appointment

Letter from, to T J Mulvany, with list of paintings to be exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1826, 1820
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, National Art Library
Document reference: MSL/1979/6127/1-2
Comments: Access by appointment

Letter from, to unidentified recipient, 1821
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, National Art Library
Document reference: MSL/1903/9000/90
Comments: Access by appointment

Letter to James Miller, 1810-1819
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, National Art Library
Document reference: MSL/1979/7461/229
Comments: Access by appointment

Letter to, from Alfred Edward Chalon, sending a proof of a lithograph, nd
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, National Art Library
Document reference: MSL/1979/5116/223
Comments: Access by appointment

Portrait and other engravings (4) of or after him, letter from him, 1827-1835
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, National Art Library
Document reference: MSL/1961//1740/93-94, 96, 98
Comments: Access by appointment

Scrapbook of items relating to Lawrence compiled by his sister, c1835
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, National Art Library
Document reference: MSL/1981/2330
Comments: Access by appointment

Letters to and from Lawrence and engravings of portraits by Lawrence, 120-1831
Held at: Warwickshire County Record Office
Document reference: CR 1001

Signature on fragment addressed to Robert Southey with note on life and career, nd
Held at: Wordsworth Trust


Date of creation: 07 November 2002, 14:42:55