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Eth. Devonshire, Rome, to Sir Thomas Lawrence, Russell Square, London

RA Collection: Archive

Reference code

LAW/4/175

Title

Eth. Devonshire, Rome, to Sir Thomas Lawrence, Russell Square, London

Date

4 Dec 1823

Level

Item

Extent & medium

1 piece

Content Description

She is over the moon at the news that Lawrence is to paint a portrait of the King to be presented to Cardinal Consalvi; this will touch him and discuorage some of his enemies; she asks that it be swiftly completed and sent rolled; Consalvi has deposited 20,000 scudi for a monument by Thorwaldsen of Pius VII.