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Sir Thomas Lawrence, 1769–1830

Sir Francis Burdett

After 1808
Materials & Techniques:
Black chalk and red chalk on medium, slightly textured, white wove paper
Sheet: 21 5/8 × 14 1/8 inches (55 × 35.9 cm), Frame: 32 × 22 1/2 × 3 1/4 inches (81.3 × 57.2 × 8.3 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Drawings & Watercolors
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
costume | portrait
Associated People:
Burdett, Sir Francis, fifth baronet (1770–1844), politician
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IIIF Manifest:

In 1793, Sir Francis Burdett married Sophia Coutts and commissioned full-length portraits in oil of himself and his new wife. Burdett had recently returned from a Grand Tour and had been in Paris in the early days of the French Revolution. In Britain he was soon elected to Parliament and established himself as a political reformer. This highly finished drawing was made by Lawrence as a study for the finished oil painting now in the National Portrait Gallery, London.

Gallery label for A Decade of Gifts and Acquisitions (Yale Center for British Art, 2017-06-01 - 2017-08-13)

A Decade of Gifts and Acquisitions (Yale Center for British Art, 2017-06-01 - 2017-08-13) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition] [Exhibition Description]

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