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Notes by Sir John Gilbert, R.A.

RA Collection: Archive

Archive context

Showing item 23 of 72 in this group

Reference code

MIS/GI

Title

Notes by Sir John Gilbert, R.A.

Date

21 Mar 1884

Level

Fonds

Extent & medium

1 item

Previous reference codes

MIS/GI/1 and 1067

Content Description

Concering his viewing of works at Christie's auction rooms, previously belonging to a 'Potter of Manchester'. His notes focus on two works by Millais, Vanessa and Stella. Although they look sketchy on close inspection the pictures resolve wonderfully at the proper distance. He hopes they will stand the test of time. The works fetched £1470 and £1365.

Acquisition Details

Presented by Charles Shannon, R.A., 2 Feb 1926.