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E. Edwards, Bath, to Ozias Humphry, Newman Street, Oxford Road, London

RA Collection: Archive

Reference code

HU/2/131

Title

E. Edwards, Bath, to Ozias Humphry, Newman Street, Oxford Road, London

Date

11 Jan 1783

Level

Item

Extent & medium

1 piece

Historical Background

Edwards is recorded as painting ceilings for the Hon. Charles Hamilton.

Content Description

He asks Humphry to check whether his sister received the letter enclosing a bankers note. The mother of Humphry's friend, Mr. Palmer, died recently after accidentally setting herself on fire with a candle. Bath is currently very full, notables include Lord Ashburton, Mulgrave and Nugent, he thinks Humphry's portrait of Mulgrave very like. He recently met with Sir Joshua [Reynolds] in Bath, at the concert. His work on painting a ceiling is nearing completion.

Associated Material

There is an engraving of a self-portrait of Edwards, engraving by Cardon, on the facing page.