Thomas Lawrence was an artistic child prodigy. His natural abilities helped him develop a thriving portrait practice, and he produced some of the most celebrated portraits of fashionable women of his day. Although the identity of the sitter here is not known, signs of her affluence are evident in the gleaming jewelry and shimmering satin of her gown. Placing the subject on a balcony with a curtain and landscape beyond is a common device found in many portraits of the period.
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- Titles Miss Lamb (Former title)
- Artist Sir Thomas Lawrence, British, born Bristol 1769 - died 1830, London
- Medium oil on canvas
- Dimensions 29 7/8 x 24 3/4 in. (75.9 x 62.9 cm) frame: 37 × 32 1/8 × 2 in. (94 × 81.6 × 5.1 cm)
- Credit Line Museum purchase with funds donated by James A. Simpson, William M. Spencer, Jr., and The Women's Day Lecture Series, 1966.143
- Work Type painting
- Classification Paintings
- On View
- Provenance “E. Henderson” [see note 1]; purchased by the Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama, 1966
1. According to accession card, Birmingham Museum of Art.