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Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830)

Charles William, Baron von Humboldt (1767-1835) before 8 Jun 1835

Oil on canvas | 133.0 x 105.2 cm (support, canvas/panel/str external) | RCIN 404936

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Baron von Humbolt was a Prussian representative at the Congress of Vienna. He is portrayed without orders or medals, showing him pensive and intellectual rather than diplomatic or courtly. At Lawrence's death only the head was complete and the portrait was finished by Richard Evans.