Historical Portraits Picture Archive

Portrait of the Earl of Oxford 1790c.

Sir Thomas Lawrence PRA (1769-1830)

Portrait of the Earl of Oxford, Sir Thomas Lawrence PRA
Oil on canvas
18th Century
50 x 40 inches 127 x 101.2 cm
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This portrait perhaps shows Lawrence at his most severe and restrained, but it is also a highly sympathetic portrait of an older sitter and shows the painter manipulating the geometry and shading of his background for dramatic effect, displaying his aristocratic sitter with the dignity of sculpture and the aura of a statesman.
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