Pencil drawing: Samuel Dottin by Thomas Lawrence, pencil on paper, c.1783-4.

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Museum number

2008.1.1

Object

Pencil drawing: Samuel Dottin by Thomas Lawrence, pencil on paper, c.1783-4.

Gallery label

Samuel Dottin and Abel Rous Dottin
Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830)
Pencil on paper, about 1783-4

This pair of portraits was made in Bath around 1783, when the artist was about fourteen years old. Described as ‘the wonder of the times’, Lawrence produced three or four portraits a week, enough to support his family. In 1787 he left Bath to study in London, where he eventually became President of the Royal Academy. The Dottin brothers, sons of a Barbados plantation owner, were said to be friends from his schooldays in Bristol.


Purchased with the assistance of the V&A/MLA Purchase Grant Fund, the Art Fund, the Friends of the Holburne Museum and a private donor, 2008.

2008.1

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