Thursday, February 24, 2011

Thomas Lawrence: Regency Power and Brilliance Opens Today at Yale

Coming straight from the National Portrait Gallery in London the first Thomas Lawrence exhibition in the US since 1993 is coming to the Yale Center for British Art.  Excuse me for selfishly not covering it while it was in London, I was feeling a bit jealous for not being in London with it!  However now that the exhibition is in the Colonies I have no problem being the late-to-the-scene reporter.  Here is the press release from the Yale Center For British Arts:
The Yale Center for British Art will be the only North American venue for a landmark retrospective of the great Regency painter, Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830). Opening February 24, 2011, Thomas Lawrence: Regency Power and Brilliance will showcase outstanding works by the most important British portrait painter of his generation. It will also explore the development of Lawrence's career as one of the most celebrated and influential artists in Europe in the early nineteenth century. Organized jointly with the National Portrait Gallery, London, the exhibition will feature more than fifty stunning portraits from collections around the world, including The Royal Collection, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Palace of Versailles, and The Art Institute of Chicago, as well as works from a number of private collections, many of which have never been seen by the public.
Thomas Lawrence: Regency Power and Brilliance opens today and runs through 5 June.  Review to follow shortly!

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