The Wallace Collection

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Portrait of a Lady
  • Thomas Lawrence (1769 - 1830)
  • Portrait of a Lady
  • England
  • c. 1795 - c. 1800
  • Painting
  • Oil on canvas
  • Image size: 76 x 63.4 cm
  • P41
  • Reserve Gallery
Commentary
History
Further Reading
  • Dated c.1795-1800 by Garlick (see Literature). He suggests that an identification of the sitter as Mrs John Angerstein (1777-1848), wife of an M.P. and daughter-in-law of the financier and collector John Julius Angerstein (1735-1823), is plausible. The 4th Marquess of Hertford hung this picture, as a Reynolds, beside his bed in his apartment on the rue Laffitte in Paris, with Greuze’s 'Portrait of a Lady' (P403) as its pendant.