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William Lock of Norbury (1732–1810)

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Lawrence was the leading English portraitist at the end of the eighteenth century, in the generation following that of Joshua Reynolds and Thomas Gainsborough. This insightful characterization, painted when Lawrence was only twenty-one, exemplifies the artist's desire to make portraits with a...

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Provenance

By 1898, with Arthur Tooth and Sons, London, England [see note 1]; 1898, sold by Arthur Tooth to Denman W. Ross; 1902, gift of Denman Ross to the MFA. (Accession date: October 1, 1902) NOTES: [1] According to Arthur Tooth's bill of sale to Denman W. Ross, March, 1898, this picture was previously in the collection of William Angerstein, a friend of the artist. This is also stated in Arthur Tooth and Sons, "Catalogue of High Class Paintings of the Early English Masters and Barbizon School,"March, 1898.

Credit Line

Gift of Denman Waldo Ross as a Memorial to Charles G. Loring

1790

Dimensions

76.3 x 63.7 cm ( 30 1/16 x 25 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

02.514

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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Europe

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