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D. Humphreys, Boston, to Ozias Humphry, London, c/o Mr Upcott, London Institution

RA Collection: Archive

Reference code

HU/6/142

Title

D. Humphreys, Boston, to Ozias Humphry, London, c/o Mr Upcott, London Institution

Date

1 Dec 1807

Level

Item

Extent & medium

1 piece

Content Description

He was pleased that Humphry continued his acquaintance with the Tudors. America is far behind others in the Art, but he has met an artist of eminence, formerly known to Humphry, Gilbert Stuart. He was very impressed with the portraits being produced by Stuart and found him to be a singular man, full of anecdotes. Stuart showed him and Judge Tudor various painting implements given to him by Humphry. He hopes to pursuade him to paint a portrait head to send to Humphry. He wishes Humphry were younger, so he could visit America.

Humphry adds a note (written 17 Jan 1808) explaining how "the Colonel", when he became a figure of public regard as Aid de Camp to General Washington he added an 'S'.