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Lawrence, Palazzo Quirinale, Rome, to Joseph Farington, Charlotte Street, Fitzroy Square ,London

RA Collection: Archive

Reference code

LAW/3/67

Title

Lawrence, Palazzo Quirinale, Rome, to Joseph Farington, Charlotte Street, Fitzroy Square ,London

Date

18 Aug 1819

Level

Item

Extent & medium

1 piece

Content Description

He reflects on the life of and his friendship with Samuel Lysons, who he first met at Bath and saw enter the "circle" of the Royal Academy at a lecture by Reynolds; mentions his oldest living friend, "Mr. Falkner" who lives in Bath; sends thanks for the news of Mr. Angerstein and asks him to visit Mr. West who he now admires more than ever; he descirbes his ascent of Vesuvius and his time in Naples.