Test your connoisseurship - answer

November 22 2011

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Picture: Boston Museum of Fine Arts

Well done to those of you who got the answer to this one; Thomas Lawrence's Portrait of William Lock of Norbury, 1790, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Although unfinished, the legend is that Lawrence painted the portrait in a single sitting, pleasing Lock so much that he paid the artist a special bonus. Lawrence was then only 21 - it's no wonder Joshua Reynolds called him a genius...

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