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Lawrence, Thomas, Sir
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Lawrence, Thomas, Sir
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LOT SOLD. 1,500 USD
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Lawrence, Thomas, Sir
Autograph letter signed ("Thos Lawrence"), 4 pages on bifolium (8 5/8 x 7 3/8 in.; 219 x 193 mm), [Paris, c. 1828–29], to an unidentified aristocratic recipient; horizontal and vertical folds, tape repairs at central fold.
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Catalogue Note

Sir Thomas Lawrence paints the King of France for the Waterloo Chamber. In the 1820's, King George IV commissioned Lawrence to paint portraits of various rulers and military leaders involved in the defeat of Napoleon as well as members of the restored French monarchy for a large room at Windsor Castle to be designated the Waterloo Chamber. Lawrence went to Paris and painted King Charles X of France. In this letter, he reports back to England, "The King said to me on Friday last after a long sitting, 'I hope the King of England will be satisfied that I do all I can for his wishes.' I had asked for another quarter of an hour — 'On then, if you wish it.'" 

The Waterloo Chamber itself was not completed till 1831, one year after Lawrence's death. 

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