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Jo. Green, Formidable in Gros Flat Bay, St. Lucia, to Ozias Humphry

RA Collection: Archive

Reference code

HU/2/132

Title

Jo. Green, Formidable in Gros Flat Bay, St. Lucia, to Ozias Humphry

Date

Mar 1783

Level

Item

Extent & medium

1 piece

Content Description

He thanks Humphry for sending the prints to Mr. Lloyd at Plymouth. He is glad that Harry Woodgate is happy and married, he wonders where he and Humphry will find wives. He strongly urges Humphry to return to miniatures, and says the artists would be pleased to see him ruined by pursuing oil painting. The scheme to travel to the East Indies is equally rash and he argues passionately against it. He is greatly pleased that Jimmy [Paine] is reconciled to his father, and remarks that the death of a child marked the latter's restitution. He is concerned at the death of Morrison's mother, but demands to know why Humphry did not dine with his friends Sir Sampson and Lady Wright. He is amazed to hear that Mrs Charlton and Mrs Gosset are with child, and heartily approves of Humphry's "matrimonial adventure", he personally is £3000 in debt and orders Humphry to remain silent about it.

Associated Material

HU/2/125