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Rd. Evans, 1 Edmund Street, Birmingham, to Sir Thomas Lawrence, 65 Russell Square, London

RA Collection: Archive

Reference code

LAW/4/321

Title

Rd. Evans, 1 Edmund Street, Birmingham, to Sir Thomas Lawrence, 65 Russell Square, London

Date

8 Apr 1825

Level

Item

Extent & medium

2 pieces

Content Description

He is concerned that Lawrence's behaviour towards him has changed and thinks that others have traduced him; perhaps it has something to do with him asking for the drawing of [Tartouche?] by Mr. Etty, but he further suspects Mr. Brocadon; he rails against the British artists at Rome and the deficiencies in their society, particular vitriol is reserved for Brockedon and Mr. Metz; he believes it is the responsibility of the Academy to put a stop to all this; he reveals that the Rome Academy was supported by him in its early months and that he gave over the best room in his house to it, this made him many enemies; he suspects Mr. Eastlake will have kept all this out of his correspondence with Lawrence.