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Thos. Lawrence, to Joseph Farington, West Cowes, Isle of Wight

RA Collection: Archive

Reference code

LAW/3/221

Title

Thos. Lawrence, to Joseph Farington, West Cowes, Isle of Wight

Date

[21 Oct 1820]

Level

Item

Extent & medium

1 piece

Content Description

He went to see Mr. Dance who is in good spirits, although his memory has been affected since his illness, even so he was able to walk upstairs to show his brother's pictures, he speaks with affection of Dance's achievements; he relates an unpleasant encounter with a Mr. J.T. [John Taylor?] in the theatre, "I sat shrinking into myself"; he has realised that Hazlitt wrote the hostile review of Farington's work, he calls Hazlitt a violent democrat and is free in his other opinions.