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[copy] F.M. Newton, Royal Academy, to Benjamin West

RA Collection: Archive

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[copy] F.M. Newton, Royal Academy, to Benjamin West


30 Oct 1769



Extent & medium

1 piece

Content Description

Instructing West that he should meet Joshua Reynolds and the rest of the visitors at the Academy on the 3rd of November, to inspect the layman.

A memorandum has been pasted on to the reverse, stating that Sir Joshua painted himself thirteen times, and stating (apparently erroneously) that the source is the Somerset House Gazette.

An autograph of Sir Joshua Reynolds has also been pasted onto the page.