29 juillet 2009

National Portrait Gallery Acquires Major Portrait by Thomas Lawrence

Sir Thomas Lawrence, PRA (1769-1830), John Philip Kemble as Cato, 1812, oil on canvas, 254 x 177.8 cm A portrait of the greatest English actor of the early 19th century by the greatest English portrait painter of his generation will find its permanent home in the National Portrait Gallery, in the heart of London’s theatre district, thanks to a sale negotiated by Joseph Friedman, an independent fine art agent and consultant. The portrait of John Philip Kemble (1757-1823) by Sir Thomas Lawrence PRA (1769-1830) was the last of... [Lire la suite]