Thomas Lawrence: Regency Power & Brilliance

Edited by A. Cassandra Albinson, Peter Funnell, and Lucy Peltz
With essays by A. Cassandra Albinson, Peter Funnell, and Marcia Pointon
Published by the Yale Center for British Art and the National Portrait Gallery in association with Yale University Press
280 pages, 12 x 9 1/2 inches, 160 illustrations, cloth, ISBN 978-0300167184

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About the Publication: 

Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769–1830) was the pre-eminent portraitist of the Regency period, depicting monarchs, political leaders, aristocratic families, society beauties, and actresses with bravura flair. This important book explores Lawrence’s political friendships and allegiances along with his exceptional role as witness to significant historical events, and contrasts these with his remarkable ability to depict the charm and innocence of childhood. Elected president of the Royal Academy in 1820, Lawrence was instrumental in establishing the status of the artist in nineteenth-century Britain.


Winner of the Historians of British Art Book Prize in the category of edited/multi-author book on a subject of any period.