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Beilby's Birmingham Commercial Remembrancer

RA Collection: Archive

Reference code

GRI/2/2

Title

Beilby's Birmingham Commercial Remembrancer

Date

1840

Level

Item

Extent & medium

1 volume, 1 piece

Content Description

The early portion of the diary includes financial receipts and expenditure; the early part of the year records the time at which he rose and hours of work conducted; names of portrait sittings are recorded, as are social engagements and correspondence received; one entry on 12th September has an additional later note stating it was the first meeting of Richmond with John Ruskin, who brought a letter of introduction from Henry Acland; later in September he writes that he then visited Rome a second time with his brother, before returning in February 1841 to the 'drudgery' of portrait painting; at the rear of the volume there is a list of names, possibly completed commissions. Includes a loose note on a work by Paolo Veronese in the Louvre.