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[copy] Title page of the 1787 Academy exhibition

RA Collection: Archive

Archive context

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Reference code

AND/6/172

Title

[copy] Title page of the 1787 Academy exhibition

Date

[c.1840]

Level

Item

Extent & medium

1

Content Description

Pasted to the face of the page are three newspaper cuttings. Firstly, [18 Oct 1787], [from The World, a report of the French salon of 1787 noticing The Death of Socrates by David and Hercules Strangling the Serpents by Sir Joshua Reynolds. Secondly, [May 1787] a short notice of Dickinson's exhibition, Spring Gardens, of the works of Revd William Peters. Thirdly, [1 Feb 1787], a pritned letter to the Council and Visitors of the Royal Academy, from "an outside artist", bemoaning the regulation barring unmarried men from the Life School.