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Jos. Farington, Woodvale, to Sir Thomas Lawrence, 65 Russell Square

RA Collection: Archive

Reference code

LAW/3/216

Title

Jos. Farington, Woodvale, to Sir Thomas Lawrence, 65 Russell Square

Date

12 Oct 1820

Level

Item

Extent & medium

1 piece

Content Description

He has heard from Smirke that Dance has fallen seriously ill on a visit to his sister-in-law, Lady Holland, Dance is the last of the founder members of the Academy; he agrees with he recalls that he arrived in London in 1763, the Society of Artists was formed in 1765, and knows everything about the Royal Academy; he sets forth his views on why the society failed and how the Irish Academy should be run on the same lines as the Royal Academy; he lists the instituting members of the Society; he then provides a critique of an article in the Edinburgh Review; he has not changed his poor opinion of Queen Caroline.

Associated Material

This letter is an answer to LAW/3/220.

Bibliography

Partly published in Letter-Bag, Layard, 1906, p.161.