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[draft], Ozias Humphry, Newman Street, to Lady Mulgrave

RA Collection: Archive

Reference code

HU/2/89

Title

[draft], Ozias Humphry, Newman Street, to Lady Mulgrave

Date

16 Oct 1779

Level

Item

Extent & medium

1 piece

Content Description

Her letter gave him grave concern, it is the custom to ask for half payment for a portrait on its commencement. He asserts that this was the practice of Sir Joshua Reynolds, Cotes, West, Zoffany, Stubbs and Peters. He had assumed that she had discussed it with Lord Mulgrave and assures her that the price asked is the same as that paid by Lord Craven.