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[Thomas Lawrence], to [Joseph Farington]

RA Collection: Archive

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[Thomas Lawrence], to [Joseph Farington]


[31 Jan 1809]



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Alludes to his financial position and, naming Mr. C. Troths whom he always separates from Coutts; A narrowly avoided losing his house and collection in a fire; he implores Farington not to use his influence to press for Marchant [to be elected to the Royal Academy]; Smirke is ashamed that he will vote for him; Rossi does so despite his contempt and because he thought Westmacott would be pushed; Flaxman does so because he promised years ago; Soane and Bourgeois do so because they hear Smirke will be pushed; Nollekens thinks his own men have a right; despite his weakness West thinks that to elect Marchant would be a disgrace; Westall, Owen, Phillips, Thomson and Hoppner are united in disgust.