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Draft inscription by Sir Joshua Reynolds for cup to be presented to Francis Milner Newton

RA Collection: Archive

Reference code

RAA/SEC/1/78

Title

Draft inscription by Sir Joshua Reynolds for cup to be presented to Francis Milner Newton

Date

1789

Level

Item

Extent & medium

1 piece

Previous reference codes

SB 65

Historical Background

The resolution to recognise Newton's service as Secretary was passed in the General Assembly of 10 December 1768, following his resignation from the office.

Content Description

The cup is a testimony from the President and Council of Newton's "able faithfull and diligent discharge of his duty to the Royal Academy from its first establishment in the year 1768 to the present year, 1789."

Acquisition Details

Presented by Monsieur Thibandeau, 29 Oct 1887.