We use cookies to improve your experience online. By using our website, you agree to the use of cookies as described in our cookies policy.

David Wilkie, Madrid, to Sir Thomas Lawrence, Russell Square, London

RA Collection: Archive

Reference code

LAW/5/189

Title

David Wilkie, Madrid, to Sir Thomas Lawrence, Russell Square, London

Date

12 Nov 1827

Level

Item

Extent & medium

1 piece

Content Description

He thanks Lawrence for the notices he has made of him in the chair of the Royal Academy; he thinks his good reception in Vienna was because of the their recollection of Lawrence; Prince Metternich showed him Lawrence's portrait head of his daughter; he provides observations on the Sistine Chapel; he has been drawn to Spain by curiosity; he discusses works he has seen in Spain, particularly discussing Titian, but it is the Spanish school that has captivated him, he compares Murillo and Velázquez.