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I have a print of a lady that is signed by three people.  One signature is "Sir Thomas Lawrence T.R.A", another looks like "Marion Conley" and the third looks like "Henderson".  These were writen in pencil at the bottom of the print.  Conley and Henderson are guesses.  The signatures were hard to verify.  Across the top of the print, "Raphael Tuck & Sons ltd. London Publishers to the Majesties the King and Queen.  Printed in England" is printed.  I haven't found a picture of the print nor can I figure out the signatures other that Lawrence's.  I'd like to get an idea of who the other two signatures may be, and their connection with Raphael Tuck & Sons.  Thanks.

Raphael Tuck & Sons: The lithographic publisher, Raphael Tuck and Sons, dominated the die-cut market in Britain during the 1880's decade. Although, their art was printed in Germany, the images were directed for a thoroughly British audience. The subjects for die-cut lithography covered a wide range. Animals, soldiers, children, flowers, country scenes and tradesmen were frequently depicted. Because of their beauty and appeal, die-cuts were most often mounted in keepsake albums. As well, greeting cards of the nineteenth century were usually handmade, and die-cuts were the most favored decorations.

It looks like Marion Conley donated art to the Smithsonian.
Unless it's a different Marion Conley.


Sir Thomas Lawrence was one of the foremost English portrait painters of his day. He was born in Bristol. A child prodigy, he was largely self-taught, although he spent some time at the Royal Academy of Arts. In 1789 Lawrence won recognition for his portrait of an actress, Miss Farren (1789, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City). He became much in demand, and in 1792 he succeeded Sir Joshua Reynolds as principal painter to King George III, who knighted Lawrence in 1815. Lawrence was made a member of the Royal Academy in 1794 and served as president of the academy from 1820 to 1830.

Lawrence was a brilliant stylist and technician, whose vitality, rich color, and dramatic silhouettes anticipated romantic painting. Although uneven in quality, his work at its best is marked by a taste and elegance that lends distinction to the portraits of his sitters. These portraits include Lady Peel (1827, Frick Collection, New York City); Pope Pius VII and Archduke Charles of Austria (Waterloo Chamber, Windsor Castle); and The Calmady Children (1825, Metropolitan Museum). Lawrence was the first English painter to achieve success in Europe. With Reynolds and Thomas Gainsborough he stands at the apex of English portrait art.


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