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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.