J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

Funeral of Sir Thomas Lawrence: A Sketch from Memory exhibited 1830

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This section comprises a single watercolour, recalling the funeral of Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769–1830). He had been President of the Royal Academy and a leading portrait painter with a European reputation; he had also been Turner’s friend and loyal advocate. This elegiac subject was the last watercolour Turner exhibited at the Academy. Perhaps as a token of his deep regard for both the institution and its late President, it subsequently remained in his possession.
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Turner Bequest CCLXIII 344
This section comprises a single watercolour, recalling the funeral of Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769–1830). He had been President of the Royal Academy and a leading portrait painter with a European reputation; he had also been Turner’s friend and loyal advocate. This elegiac subject was the last watercolour Turner exhibited at the Academy. Perhaps as a token of his deep regard for both the institution and its late President, it subsequently remained in his possession.

Nicola Moorby
May 2011

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘Funeral of Sir Thomas Lawrence: A Sketch from Memory exhibited 1830’, May 2011, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/funeral-of-sir-thomas-lawrence-a-sketch-from-memory-r1139998, accessed 21 August 2014.