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Press cuttings concerning the activities of Thomas Lawrence

RA Collection: Archive

Reference code

LAW/9/30

Title

Press cuttings concerning the activities of Thomas Lawrence

Date

1814-c.1823

Level

Item

Extent & medium

5 pieces

Content Description

Rome, 20th Jan 1820 - an account of the activities of British artists in Rome, centring on the dramatic impact made by Lawrence, reserving special praise for his head of Canova, a gift to the Pope; also mentioning that Jackson's head of the same subject suffered by comparison; Turner failed to paint a picture to impress the Romans but sketched mightily, although he wouldn't show people any of them. [1814] - verses on the knighthood of Sir Thomas Lawrence. [1814] - Excerpt from a preview of the summer exhibition citing the portraits that Lawrence will exhibit. [c.1819-1820] - Excerpt asserting that Lawrence has not painted the "Brigand chief" while at Rome, but has painted the Pope and Canova. [c.1825] Press erport of a Discourse delivered by Sir Thomas Lawrence at the Royal Academy on the 10th December. [1822] Press report on a portrait by Lawrence of the King [in all probability the portrait now in the Royal Collection].