British National Portrait Gallery Raises £1.3 Million to Buy Thomas Lawrence Canvas

April 6th, 2017

London’s National Portrait Gallery has acquired a Sir Thomas Lawrence canvas of the Duke of Wellington, following a £1.3 million fundraising campaign.  “This arresting portrait must sit in the national collection and now, following an outpouring of generosity, it will do,” historian Dan Snow says. “The artist has captured the duke’s legendary demeanor. It is as special as a work of art as it is as a primary source.”

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