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Thos. Lawrence, Russell Square, to Joseph Farington, Farington's, Parrs Wood, near Manchester

RA Collection: Archive

Reference code

LAW/2/98

Title

Thos. Lawrence, Russell Square, to Joseph Farington, Farington's, Parrs Wood, near Manchester

Date

17 Feb 1815

Level

Item

Extent & medium

2 pieces

Content Description

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 and Bird; 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, Blucher and Platoff 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".

Bibliography

Partly published in Letter-Bag, Layard, 1906, p.99.