Oil and black chalk on canvas
The following condition report has been provided by Simon Parkes of Simon Parkes Art Conservation, Inc. 502 East 74th St. New York, NY 212-734-3920, firstname.lastname@example.org, an independent restorer who is not an employee of Sotheby's.This work has been restored and is in very good condition. The work is unfinished, and a strip of about 4 inches running across the bottom is completely unpainted. The background is loosely applied, but it is in very healthy state. There are three small restorations in the background in the upper left, and a horizontal restoration to a loss of about 2 inches long in the upper right. The face and cap are in beautiful condition, showing no retouches at all. There are hardly any restorations in the lightly painted chest and the unpainted lower edge. This example of the artist's work in progress is clearly in very good state. "This lot is offered for sale subject to Sotheby's Conditions of Business, which are available on request and printed in Sotheby's sale catalogues. The independent reports contained in this document are provided for prospective bidders' information only and without warranty by Sotheby's or the Seller."
28 by 25 in.; 71.1 by 63.5 cm.
London, Royal Academy, Sir Thomas Lawrence, P.R.A., 28 October - 31 December 1961, no. 35; New Haven, Yale Center for British Art; Fort Worth, Kimbell Art Museum; Richmond, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Sir Thomas Lawrence, Portraits of an Age, 1790-1830, 1993, no. 24.
J. Boaden, ed., Memoirs of Mrs. Inchbald, London 1833, vol. I, pp. 342, 349, vol. II, pp. 246-248; W. Armstrong, Lawrence, London 1913, p. 141; K. Garlick, Sir Thomas Lawrence, 1954, p. 43; K. Garlick, “A catalogue of the paintings, drawings and pastels of Sir Thomas Lawrence,” in The Walpole Society, Vol. 39 (1962-1964), p. 110; K. Garlick, Sir Thomas Lawrence: a complete catalogue of the oil paintings, Oxford 1989, p. 212. cat. no. 429a; K. Garlick, Sir Thomas Lawrence, Portraits of an Age, 1790-1830, exhibition catalogue, New Haven 1993, p. 66 cat. no. 24, reproduced p. 67.ENGRAVED: Stipple engraving, Samuel Freeman, 1797, plate to The Monthly Mirror (1807).
William Dacres Adams, Private Secretary to William Pitt the Younger, and thence by descent until 1994; With Thos. Agnew & Sons, Ltd., London: From whom acquired by the mother of the present owner.
Property from a Southern Collection
Bristol 1769 - 1830 London