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Penry Williams, Tintern Abbey, to Sir Thos. Lawrence, Russell Square, London

RA Collection: Archive

Reference code

LAW/4/275

Title

Penry Williams, Tintern Abbey, to Sir Thos. Lawrence, Russell Square, London

Date

21 Nov 1824

Level

Item

Extent & medium

2 pieces

Content Description

The weather has been preventing him from working out of doors for too long, his painterly interest has been excited by the climatic events however; he sometimes despairs of being able to do justice to what he sees in nature; he describes further evidence of his work; he has finished one of Mr. Bailey pictures and spent a week at Nant-y-glo, Bailey payed him 50gns.; he is about to return to Merthyr Tydfil to begin drawings for Mr. Crawshay, "the great ironmaster"; Mr, Rowbotham, ironmaster at Tintern, has just died; he quickly describes a journey to Ross along the Wye.

Williams includes three small scale landscape drawings as illustrations to his letter.