Miss Harriet Clements

Thomas Lawrence (English, 1769-1830)

Currently on View in Charles O. McGaughey Gallery (H213)

Lawrence was one of the most highly regarded portraitists of his day. His likeness of Harriet Clements is Romantic in style and expression, with reminiscences of the classical sources favored by Joshua Reynolds. Her dress and bracelet are in the Empire style popular around 1805. The hastily indicated landscape view in the background suggests a mood of unrest typical of Romantic painting.

Object Information

Thomas Lawrence (English, 1769-1830)
creation date
about 1805
oil on canvas
50 x 40 in.
accession number
credit line
Gift of Mrs. Herman C. Krannert
Public Domain
European Painting and Sculpture Before 1800

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