"PORTRAIT OF THE SON OF J.G. LAMBTON, ESQ"
by Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830)
He was a notable English painter, mostly of portraits. In 1784 he gained the prize and silver-gilt palette of the Society of Arts for a crayon drawing after Raphael's "Transfiguration," and presently beginning to paint in oil. In 1794 he was a Royal Academician, and he became the fashionable portrait painter of the age, his sitters including England's most notable people, and ultimately most of the crowned heads of Europe. The best display of Lawrence's work is in the Waterloo Gallery of Windsor, a collection of much historical interest.