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Alfred Kingsley Lawrence RA (1893-1975) - c.1930 Charcoal Study, A Pretty Face



A fine and delicate portrait by the British artist Arthur Kingsley Lawrence RA (1893-1975). The young woman has been carefully captured with her eyes the focus of this quick sketch. Signed to the reverse. Well presented in a gilt effect frame. Artist label fixed to the reverse. On watercolour paper.


The condition is typical for a picture of this age including some minor discolouration and very minor foxing.


20.5 x 18cm (17.9" x 12")
Framed Size: 34 x 31cm

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Sulis Fine Art is delighted to present a small fine collection of original works, mainly figure studies in graphite and chalk, by the artist Alfred Kingsley Lawrence RA (1893-1975).

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Artist Biography

Alfred Kingsley Lawrence RA (1893-1975) was a painter and muralist, born in Lewes, Sussex. Lawrence studied under Richard George Hatton at King Edward VII School of Art in Newcastle upon Tyne, and under William Rothenstein at the Royal College of Art, 1920-23. In his final year, he was awarded the coveted Prix de Rome in 1923, where he spent two years at the BSR in the Italian capital.

He was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy in 1930 and a full member in 1938. He also showed at the Royal Society of Portrait Painters who elected him to their ranks in 1947. Among Lawrence's notable murals are ones in Laing Art Gallery, the Palace of Westminster and the Bank of England. He died in Kensington, London. His paintings of Queen Elizabeth and Sir Walter Raleigh were reproduced in the magazine Artwork in the September-November issue of 1927.

Collections holding works by Lawrence include the City of London Corporation, Fife Council, Hatton Gallery, IWM, Laing Art Gallery, National Gallery of Scotland, NPG, NT, Royal Air Force Museum and the V&A.

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Code qd476
Artist Alfred Kingsley Lawrence RA (1893-1975)
Date Early 20th Century
Dimensions 34 x 31cm
Medium Charcoal
Style Realism
Subject Portrait
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