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C. Eastlake, Rome, to Sir Thomas Lawrence, Russell Square, London

RA Collection: Archive

Reference code

LAW/5/194

Title

C. Eastlake, Rome, to Sir Thomas Lawrence, Russell Square, London

Date

29 Nov 1827

Level

Item

Extent & medium

1 piece

Content Description

He explains that a letter Lawrence wrote to Pietro Camuccini arrived just in time to prevent the movement of his portrait of George IV to a small room full of casts from the Elgin marbles; he explains why this was to be so, the Pope became uncomfortable having a portrait of a protestant monarch on high profile display.