Friday, 18 May 2012

Emily Mary Lamb

This gorgeous young lady is The Hon. Emily Mary Lamb at the age of 16, painted by Sir Thomas Lawrence in 1803. She became a leading society hostess and one of the political bigwigs of her day. This beautiful portrait by one of Britain's finest artists has been acquired by the National Gallery in London, under the Acceptance in Lieu scheme, and has been put on public display in Room 34, entry free. CLICK to read more about Sir Lawrence and his young sitter on the gallery's website. CLICK for a larger picture. Note: I've tweaked the gamma and contrast settings on this image to "clean" it.

2 Comments:

At 18/5/12, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Far better than the rubbish going in for the Turner Prize.

 
At 18/5/12, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

Absolutely.

 

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