Lawrence is an art historian and head of research at a London Gallery.
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A lost painting by the Newlyn School artist Stanhope Forbes
Lawrence has been involved in the art trade since he was 12. He was an independent art dealer in the south-west of England for a number of years, working in conjunction with public and private galleries as well as museums and auction houses.
Lawrence is now Head of Research at Philip Mould & Co. and over the years he has identified a number of previously-lost works including a portrait of the sixteenth-century architect Ralph Symons and a rare portrait of Mary, Queen of Scots painted within her lifetime. Lawrence also has an active interest in Modern British paintings and in 2014, he identified a lost portrait of the 1920s debutante Lois Sturt.
Lawrence’s dream find would be a portrait miniature by the Elizabethan court painter Nicholas Hilliard.