Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830) was arguably the most successful portrait painter of the Romantic age. He was appointed court painter to the King of England in 1792 and president of the Royal Academy in 1820. The present plates are from a service comprised of some ninety-five pieces given by King Charles X to the noted English portrait painter Sir Thomas Lawrence in recognition of the latter's trip to Paris in 1825 to paint the portraits of both the King and his son, the dauphin. Each plate cost 60 livres, with the total cost of the service recorded at 8,100 livres. What remained of the service was sold after his death at Christie's Great Rooms in London, 5 July 1834 in two lots.
Pierre-Antoine Sinsson is recorded as is recorded as a painter at the manufactory from 1818-48. Gilbert Drouet is recorded at the manufactory as a painter of birds, flowers and ornaments from 1785-1825.