Lawrence Hendra Head of Research, Director
Lawrence joined Philip Mould & Company in 2011 after graduating with a degree in Art History. Prior to working at the gallery, Lawrence worked for a number of years as an independent art dealer in the South-West working in conjunction with public galleries and museums as well as auction houses and private galleries.
Lawrence is Head of Research at Philip Mould & Co and over the years has identified a number of previously lost works by painters such as Peter Paul Rubens, Anthony Van Dyck and Peter Lely. Lawrence has a particular interest in Tudor and Jacobean portraiture and has made numerous exciting discoveries in this field. As well the Old Masters, Lawrence is also a specialist in 20th Century British portraiture, and in 2019 edited and published a previously lost manuscript on Modern British society portrait painter Ambrose McEvoy. Divine People: The Art and Life of Ambrose McEvoy was nominated for the long list of the William MB Berger Prize for British Art History (2020), and the accompanying exhibition at the gallery received positive reviews in the British Art Journal. Lawrence also occasionally appears as a specialist on BBC1's Antiques Roadshow.