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W.B. Richmond, 123 via Felice, Rome to [George Richmond]

RA Collection: Archive

Reference code

RI/1/30

Title

W.B. Richmond, 123 via Felice, Rome to [George Richmond]

Date

[1866]

Level

Item

Extent & medium

2 pieces

Content Description

Describes his studies of the Aldobrandini Marriage and Raphael's "boy". When he has finished his full-sized cartoon he will off to Naples and Capri to draw in the open. A herd of cows has stampeded over his sketching bag, which was stolen by the drovers. There is talk of European war in Rome. He now has a pupil, a young man of great ability. Moore and his wife are to leave, he hears that Albert Moore is at work on a large picture. He has met a Spaniard called Fortuna, who is very good. He has also heard a lot about an Italian called "Vanutelli"?. The "old ones" continue the school of costume model painting, this headed by Penry Williams. Sculpture is at a low, and imitations of Gibson common.

Physical Characteristics

Held together by nasty sticky tape.