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Charles Gregory, Bridgefort House, Ripley, Surrey, to Spielmann

RA Collection: Archive

Reference code

SP/1/17

Title

Charles Gregory, Bridgefort House, Ripley, Surrey, to Spielmann

Date

5 Jul 1885

Level

Item

Extent & medium

1 piece

Content Description

Thanks for the explanation, he doesn't hear much of the current gossip of the art world, hence his request. His suggestion is that all privileged art societies in Britain should be dissolved and replaced by an annually elected committee, as in France. He finds the current situation unfair, the hope of election breeds a disgusting degree of intrigue. There are several A.R.A.s who have not painted two good pictures since their election. He suggests that the limit for submissions should be three, to benefit whose artists who work on a small scale and depend on the Academy for an income.