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James Ward, Newman Street, to Sir Thomas

RA Collection: Archive

Reference code



James Ward, Newman Street, to Sir Thomas


26 Nov 1821



Extent & medium

2 pieces

Content Description

Providing details concerning his commission to paint a large picture for Chelsea Hospital, he was given an undertaking that the gallery would be removed to make space; Soane knows the original circumstances of the commission; he cannot account for Sir Charles Long's change in behaviour.

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