T. Lawrence, to [Joseph Farington]

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T. Lawrence, to [Joseph Farington]


[10 Nov 1808]



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1 piece

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He provides a full report on the election of Robert Smirke and Drummond to the membership of the Academy, he provides the names of all voting members; Hoppner was not there, neither were Soane, Rigaud, Sandby, Tresham and Woodforde; he lambastes Shee for his actions at the meeting; Wyatt held a dinner with Bourgeois, Yenn and Cosway, Lawrence ponders the decline of Wyatt in the Academy; he provides a character assessment of Robert Smirke, Dance tried to influence his design on the theatre, to make it more "theatrical"; Lord Castlereagh was tight lipped about the war.


Partly published in Letter-Bag, Layard, 1906, p.60.