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Sam. Woodburn, via St. Croce, near Piazza d'Espagne, to Sir Thomas Lawrence, Russell Square, London

RA Collection: Archive

Reference code

LAW/4/85

Title

Sam. Woodburn, via St. Croce, near Piazza d'Espagne, to Sir Thomas Lawrence, Russell Square, London

Date

8 Jan 1823

Level

Item

Extent & medium

1 piece

Content Description

He discusses the progress of items leaving Italy for London; discusses the progress of his bid to obtain a drawing by Raphael from Vicar, Mr. Dinsdale has not been any help; he speaks strongly in support of a national gallery for London, "capital of the globe", and asks that Lawrence raise the subject with the King; he notes that Vicar has now called; he has been offered a Raphael painting from the Colonna Palace.