Thos. Lawrence, Russell Square, to Joseph Farington, Farington's, Parrs Wood, near Manchester
17 Feb 1815
Extent & medium
He has been working very hard, and has been working from lamp light frequently; he is glad that Farington's brother is improving and that the Bishop of London is smiling upon the Revd. Farington's case; he describes the Academy
election of Raeburn
; William Daniell's
friends were as zealous as usual, but he notes the atmosphere of disinterstedness, "an example for Scotland itself"; Hayter
is a new prodigy at the British Institution
, he describes the painting, "The Prophet Ezra", Hayter is popular with the connoisseurs and many sit to him; he has completed the portrait of Lord Wellington
will occupy him until the exhibition; he bemoans the work he has to put in, only for it to suffer the "rapid glance of ignorance".
Partly published in Letter-Bag, Layard, 1906, p.99.