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[Maria Callcott], to [unknown]

RA Collection: Archive

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[Maria Callcott], to [unknown]


19 May [1840]



Extent & medium

2 pieces

Content Description

An extended defence of her husband's picture, Milton dictating to his daughters, discussing the British response to historical painting and an artist's perogative to work in the historical mode. She suggests Wilkie is wasting his talents on Spanish and Italian subjects and also that the criticisms of the painting are due to jealous portrait painters.