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J. Severn, British Consulate, Rome, to George Richmond

RA Collection: Archive

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J. Severn, British Consulate, Rome, to George Richmond


5 Jan 1870



Extent & medium

1 piece

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He has received a letter from Clara with a good account of Willie; have met Miss Leigh Smith, are also expecting Arthur; commiserates over W. B. Richmond's struggles, believing taste for classic art extinct in England; discusses the Pope's plan for an exhibition at the Baths of Diocletian; he is having difficulty painting; is glad none of their off-spring are 'scamps'; continues to critique W.B. Richmond's painting whilst in Rome; Richmond should persuade Boxall to put his 'Cena' of Leonardo da Vinci in the National Gallery; has not yet seen the photos of Mic[helangelo] but those of Raffael's frescoes and Guido's Aurora are alarming; concludes with cosy camaraderie, asks what vehicle Richmond uses.