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Ar. Champernowne, Vienna, to Ozias Humphry, Knightsbridge, Middlesex, England

RA Collection: Archive

Reference code

HU/5/98

Title

Ar. Champernowne, Vienna, to Ozias Humphry, Knightsbridge, Middlesex, England

Date

28 Aug 1801

Level

Item

Extent & medium

1 piece

Content Description

Humphry must have heard by now of his departure, he is enroute to Rome, where he hopes to spend the winter, in spite of the French. The suddenness of his departure has left his affairs somewhat confused. He hopes Humphry will assist in getting the things sent to the country. Lists the most important paintings at Bryan's: Mourning over the dead body of Christ by Palma Giovane, a work by Palma Vecchio, a landscape by Gainsborough Dupont, a landscape by David Teniers, Lucretia & Portia by Van Dyck and Horse & Lion by George Stubbs. They should be sold for what they can fetch. Phillips has an order to sell the sulphurs stored at Mrs Holding's. Panné the picture cleaner of 9 Frith St. also has a picture of his that may be sold. Everything else at the Blenheim Hotel can be packed off to Dartington near Totness. Mr and Mrs Irvine also hope to make it to Rome through the French army.