We use cookies to improve your experience online. By using our website, you agree to the use of cookies as described in our cookies policy.
, Hy. Fuseli, Brighthelmstone, to John Knowles

John Knowles Esqr
Navy Office
Somerset Place
London

Brighthelmstone Septr
30.th 1819.

My dear Sir

Accept my thanks for Your attention to my
Concerns when the present pressure of Your own might
claim the whole of it for themselves. As the remains of
a trifling but vexatious indisposition caught by a severe
cold make it advisable for me to stay a day or two longer
than I intended, I lose no time to request that on recei-
ving this, as soon as possible You will inform Mr Strow=
ger of the Prize Figures I have fixed on, viz.
The Apollo for the Modellers, and
The Gladiator for the Designers.
The best cast of the Gladiator in my opinion is that
which we possessed before the one presented to the
Academy by the Prince Regent.
I hope I have Left nothing Ambiguous
for the Candidates, who may begin immediately on
Your communicating this for Strowger.
Monday I hope to See you in London; a
Line of Yours _ with the Number of Your place in
Percy S.t will greatly oblige me. My Wife sends You
Her kindest Compts. Adieu, Ever Yours
H.y Fuseli

Hy. Fuseli, Brighthelmstone, to John Knowles

RA Collection: Archive

Archive context

Showing item 4 of 6 in this group

Reference code

FU/1/4

Title

Hy. Fuseli, Brighthelmstone, to John Knowles

Date

30 Sep 1819

Level

Item

Extent & medium

1 piece, 1p.

Content Description

Fuseli finds it advisable to stay a day or two longer than he intended because of a trifling but vexatious indisposition brought on by a severe cold. He asks Knowles to inform Mr Strowger of the prize figures he had fixed on, namely, the Apollo for the modellers; and the Gladiator for the designers. The best cast of the gladiator in Fuseli's opinion was that which they possessed before the one donated by Prince Regent. Fuseli hopes he has left nothing ambiguous for the candidates. He hopes to see Knowles when in London, and asks him for the number of his place in Percy Street.

Bibliography

Weinglass, p. 447f.