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T. L[awrence], to Joseph Farington, Marlborough Buildings, Bath

RA Collection: Archive

Reference code

LAW/1/235

Title

T. L[awrence], to Joseph Farington, Marlborough Buildings, Bath

Date

31 Jan 1810

Level

Item

Extent & medium

1 piece

Content Description

He has seen Owen and hoped to see Callcott about the election; he feels it better to wait until the next election before pushing for Robert Smirke; he vilifies Soane for attacking Robert Smirke in his lecture; he and Smirke will try to get the support of West, Dance will not help; Owen has remained silent on this attack, Thomson is infecting Owen's "wholesome blood"; he has advised Smirke to go to Phillips and Flaxman, who are on Council; they are to blame for the state of the Academy as their "opponents" are assiduous in their attendance, Farington, Lawrence, Smirke, Daniell, Westall and Dance are not.