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Robert Peel, Drayton Manor, near Fazeley, to [Thomas Lawrence]

RA Collection: Archive

Reference code

LAW/4/372

Title

Robert Peel, Drayton Manor, near Fazeley, to [Thomas Lawrence]

Date

28 Sep [1825]

Level

Item

Extent & medium

2 pieces

Content Description

He is off to see Lord Talbot; if Lawrence had more time he would request (through the influence of Wellington) that Lawrence obtain sittings from Talleyrand and Villèle, to add to those portraits [Lawrence's] that he already values more than his "cabinet of the Flemish School"; he suggests that Lawrence is of much in need of rest as a Secretary of State; he discusses pictures that he would like Lawrence to purchase for him, mentioning works by Teniers, Both, Cuyp and van der Neer.