Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830)

A Portrait of a Lady London, the early 1790s Oil on canvas 73.6 x 60.9 cm The sitter’s identity has unfortunately been lost, but stylistic and costume evidence suggests a date in the early 1790s.  Lawrence had just then arrived in London where he achieved instant success at the Royal Academy’s exhibition, setting him on … Read more

GIUSEPPE CESARI (1568 – 1640)

Saint Lawrence Among the Poor and Sick Rome, about 1588 Oil on canvas 61.5 x 73.5 cm The painting represents four episodes from the life of Saint Lawrence (died 258) painted by Guiseppe Cesari, known the Cavaliere d’Arpino. To the right, he heals a kneeling widow.  In the centre a blind man is cured and … Read more