Sir Edward Codrington (1770-1851) Admiral, Commander at the Battle of Navarino 1827

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Greece
    City: Athens
    Place: British Embassy
  • About the artist
    Sir Thomas Lawrence was born in Bristol; the son of a supervisor of excise. In 1773 the family moved to Wiltshire to run a coaching inn but financial difficulties led them to move again to Bath, where Lawrence first worked as a portraitist. He may have had lessons from William Hoare, before enrolling at the Royal Academy schools in 1787. Aged 20, he received a royal commission for portraits of Queen Charlotte (1789-90) and Princess Amelia (1789). At 23 he replaced Reynolds as Painter-in-Ordinary and at 25, became a Royal Academician. Despite such success, he never escaped crippling debt. In 1815 he was knighted and commissioned to paint the Waterloo Chamber series of portraits. He replaced West as President of the Royal Academy in 1820.
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    People
    Codrington, Sir Edward
    Places
    Materials & Techniques
    mezzotint
  • Details
    Title
    Sir Edward Codrington (1770-1851) Admiral, Commander at the Battle of Navarino 1827
    Date
    published 1 June 1830
    Medium
    Mezzotint
    Acquisition
    Presented by Colonel Geoffrey Codrington, October 1952
    GAC number
    2009