A Portrait by Lawrence

At Thrubworth, Jenkins sees a “full-length portrait by Lawrence, of an officer wearing the slung jacket of a hussar.”  Errigde explains that this is the “4th Lord Erridge and 1st Earl of Warminster,” a contemporary of the Duke of Wellington. [ALM 149/149]

Charles Stewart, The Third Marquess of Londonderry Sir Thomas Lawrence, 1812 The National Portrait Gallery photo in public domain from Wikimedia Commons

Charles Vane-Stewart, The Third Marquess of Londonderry
Sir Thomas Lawrence, 1812
The National Portrait Gallery
oil on canvas, 57 X 46 in. photo in public domain from Wikimedia Commons

 

Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830) was a portrait painter and president of the Royal Academy. His flattering portraits were in demand by the artistocracy. This portrait by Lawrence shows the Third Marquess of Londonderry in a hussar’s uniform. A very similar portrait, dated 1814, is in the National Gallery in London on loan from the executors of the late 9th Marquess of Londonderry. Lawrence charged more for more complex paintings, so the full-length portrayal and the detail of the hussar’s uniform showed the affluence or at least the extravagance of the Erridge’s ancestor.

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