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Correspondence from Thomas Hamlet

RA Collection: Archive

Archive context

Showing item 61 of 137 in this group

Reference code

RAA/SEC/2/61

Title

Correspondence from Thomas Hamlet

Date

1816

Level

Sub-series

Extent & medium

2 pieces

Previous reference codes

H VIII 1, H 6, 1184

Historical Background

Hamlet's painting, 'Baccus and Ariadne' by Titian was one of a number of works in private hands borrowed by the RA in 1816 at the time of the opening of the School of Painting. Other works came from Dulwich College. The wording of the letter of request sent to owners is recorded in the minutes of meeting of the Council of 12 July 1816. A copy was made of the painting while it was at the RA [http://www.arenski.com/products/1304.html].

Associated Material

See RAA/SEC/1/116 for an example of a letter sent out to another private owner.