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[draft] [Ozias Humphry], to [Charles Rainsford]

RA Collection: Archive

Reference code

HU/2/6

Title

[draft] [Ozias Humphry], to [Charles Rainsford]

Date

[c.1775]

Level

Item

Extent & medium

1 piece

Content Description

It is necessary for him to ask for assistance again, since his commission to paint the Pope for the Duke of Gloucester never happened, Mr. Jenkins secured the Pope's agreement to sit for a miniature and a portrait in oils for the Duke of Cumberland, but then the Pope died; he is pleased to have been able to study in the Vatican, he has worried about his health, Sir Joshua Reynolds caught his deafness there; he asks of the Duke still wishes him to paint the Queen of Naples as he goes there in the spring, he asks permission to use the Duke's name to gain access to Neapolitan palaces; Prince Aldobrandini sends his compliments; Cardinal Casali promises to help after the conclave.

Associated Material

An alternative draft to HU/2/4?