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Letter from Gainsborough to the Committee of gentlemen appointed to hang the Pictures at the Royal Exhibition [the Hanging Committee]

RA Collection: Archive

Reference code

RAA/SEC/1/3

Title

Letter from Gainsborough to the Committee of gentlemen appointed to hang the Pictures at the Royal Exhibition [the Hanging Committee]

Date

Saturday Morn [Apr] 1783

Level

Item

Extent & medium

1 piece, 1p.

Previous reference codes

SB 2b

Content Description

Gainsborough begs leave to hint that if his Royal Family, which he has sent to the exhibition, are hung above the line, along with full lengths, "he never more, whilst he breaths, will send another Picture to the Exhibition -This he swears by God."

Acquisition Details

A pencil annotation to a card catalogue for this item suggests that this item was purchased from the Queen's Gallery in 1970, for £100 (together with RAA/SEC/1/4).