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Thomas Lawrence, Russell Square, to Charles Eastlake, Rome

RA Collection: Archive

Reference code

LAW/5/293

Title

Thomas Lawrence, Russell Square, to Charles Eastlake, Rome

Date

29 Dec 1828

Level

Item

Extent & medium

4 pieces

Content Description

Regarding the repositioning of his portrait of George IV in the Vatican; he cannot wait to see the Seaport and the sketches by that "young Gentleman" Mr. Turner, he remembers lauding Turner to the aristocracy when in Rome; asks confidentially whether Turner is painting [illegible]; he has just dined with Mr. Jones who has just finished his Nelson for Greenwich Hospital, their talk was mostly of [Turner]; Mr. Williams hasn't written; he knows Mr. Severn is improving from the works he exhibited; he praises the character and ability of Mr. Uwins.

Bibliography

Partly published in Letter-Bag, Layard, 1906, p.212.