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[copy] Thos. Lawrence, Aix la Chapelle, to Robt. Smirke, Jnr., Albany, Piccadilly

RA Collection: Archive

Reference code

LAW/2/339

Title

[copy] Thos. Lawrence, Aix la Chapelle, to Robt. Smirke, Jnr., Albany, Piccadilly

Date

25 Nov 1818

Level

Item

Extent & medium

2 pieces

Content Description

He has been working excessively hard; his temporary rooms were delayed, they will be sold at Antwerp; he is sorry to hear of Smirke's brother's misfortune; in the last month he has painted the three monarchs, their ministers and the Duc de Richelieu; he hears that the British press are saying he has failed with Alexander, this is nonsense; he lists the portrait copies demanded by the Tsar; the King of Prussia gave him a diamond ring through Hardenberg; he mentions the number of sittings required for the monarch's pictures; he provides a synopsis of the success of "the English artist"; he is to go to Vienna, Lord Stewart precedes him.