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Sir Thomas Lawrence P. R .A.
Bristol 1769 - 1830 London
BRISTOL 1769 - 1830 LONDON
half-length, wearing a white dress with gold sash and white turban over a powdered wig, a red curtain behind
oil on canvas
29 1/2 by 24 1/2 in.; 75 by 62.2 cm.
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With Scott & Fowles, New York;
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick S. Ford, Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan;
By whom given to the Toledo Museum of Art (not accessioned).


Columbus, Ohio, The Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, Sir Thomas Lawrence as Painter and Collector, October 7-November 13, 1955, no. 5.


D.E. Williams, The Life and Correspondence of Sir Thomas Lawrence, Kt., London 1831, vol. I, p. 128 (as Mrs. Berwick);
R.S. Gower, Sir Thomas Lawrence, London 1900, p. 111;
W. Armstrong, Lawrence, London 1913, p. 114;
K.  Garlick, Sir Thomas Lawrence, London 1954, p. 28, reproduced plate 9;
K.  Garlick, "A catalogue of the paintings, drawings and pastels of Sir Thomas Lawrence," in The Thirty-Ninth Volume of the Walpole Society 1962-1964, Glasgow 1964, p. 35;
K. Garlick, Sir Thomas Lawrence, a complete catalogue of the oil paintings, New York 1989, p. 152, cat. no. 101, reproduced (as ca. 1790-95).

Catalogue Note

The sitter was Margaret, youngest daughter of Robert Spearman of Old Acres Co., Durham.  She was the second wife of Calverley Bewicke of Close House and Urpeth Lodge, Northumberland.

Important Old Master Paintings and European Works of Art

New York