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H.R. Robertson, 1 Steele's Studios, Haverstock Hill, to Spielmann

RA Collection: Archive

Reference code

SP/1/52

Title

H.R. Robertson, 1 Steele's Studios, Haverstock Hill, to Spielmann

Date

30 Jun 1885

Level

Item

Extent & medium

2 pieces

Content Description

He has signed the voting paper but he thinks it wiser to omit the section regarding Academicians. He was the "old Exhibitor" who wrote to the Times, instigating the previous petition to the same effect. He thinks a petition from the Outsiders about the concerns of the outsiders would have more effect, internal Academy matters should be left alone. J.D. Linton agrees with him. Included is a note regarding the reasons for Burne-Jones's acceptance of a place at the Academy. It has been much discussed in artistic circles. The mood has settled on the presumption that it is an insurance policy against the possibility of his painting falling-off.