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James Smith, Parma, to Ozias Humphry, at Mr. Hatfield's, Florence

RA Collection: Archive

Reference code

HU/2/46

Title

James Smith, Parma, to Ozias Humphry, at Mr. Hatfield's, Florence

Date

19 Nov 1776

Level

Item

Extent & medium

1 piece

Content Description

Humphry's letter was delivered by Mr. Townley, he waited until he had something to share with Humphry, regarding the painting, before responding; he discusses the practicalities of copying Correggio's flesh-tones; he puts the harmony of the picture down to Correggio's use of ultra-marine; he has met up with Mr. Norton and his companions and Mr. Allen, who has already set off; best wishes to the Hadfields, and to "Mr. what is his name", who fell in love with Miss Matthews.