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[draft] [Ozias Humphry], Florence, to Mrs. Stevens

RA Collection: Archive

Reference code

HU/2/31

Title

[draft] [Ozias Humphry], Florence, to Mrs. Stevens

Date

18 Jul 1775

Level

Item

Extent & medium

1 piece

Historical Background

Stevens had lost her husband, Edward Stevens, only a month previously.

Content Description

Mr. and Mrs Wright have left Florence and propose to remain in Italy only three more weeks, they go to Bologna, then Venice, back to Bologna then Parma, Mr. Wright will not copy the picture there but wants to return to England; he consoles her over her loss by suggesting she should stay in Rome, a "safe harbour", he knows of thirty or forty bachelors who would strive to be worthy of her; Mrs Swainson and Mrs. Banks will look after her.