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Description: Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830), a British portrait painter who succeeded Benjamin West as President of the Royal Academy in 1820, penned and signed this letter that is written in the third person. The message reads: “Sir Thomas Lawrence presents his comp’ts[?] to Mr. Cooke, and begs the favor of him to send to him Mr. Pristell’s[?] address.”

The Mr. Cooke in the letter is likely William Bernard Cooke (1778-1855), the English line engraver.

Sir Thomas Lawrence was known for his romantic style of portrait painting and for capturing the likenesses of notable figures of his era, such as Queen Charlotte and Pope Pius VII.

4 1/2″ x 3 1/2″. Item #A01734

Condition: Lightly stained, fold lines, generally good condition.