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S. Bowdich, 27 Burton Street, Burton Crescent, to [Thomas Lawrence]

RA Collection: Archive

Reference code

LAW/5/49

Title

S. Bowdich, 27 Burton Street, Burton Crescent, to [Thomas Lawrence]

Date

[1827]

Level

Item

Extent & medium

1 piece

Content Description

Lawrence's drawing of Mlle. Duvaucel is placed in the salon d'Apollon in the Louvre, it is placed poorly; she provides an opinion on the Paris salon of that year, provided by "Mme. Sophie", it has been overrun by "la peinture romantique", whose devotees include Vernet, Scheffer, Devéria and particularly De la Croix who has a monstrous painting called The Death of Sardanapalus; Sophie is not impressed by Romantic truth to nature.