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W.B. Richmond, Ana Capri, Naples, to George Richmond

RA Collection: Archive

Reference code

RI/1/37

Title

W.B. Richmond, Ana Capri, Naples, to George Richmond

Date

20 Aug 1866

Level

Item

Extent & medium

1 piece

Content Description

The heat has led to him doing little work, but for a few detailed tree studies. He discusses the difficulties of achieving the natural effects of local light and shade. Barclay is with him, they live on eggs, bacon and (as the wine is awful) lemonade. He thrills to the beauty of his surroundings, but cholera has broken out. Dr. Bishop orders that they avoid fruit and the sun. Mentions that an "affair" at the hotel saw a grandson of Sheridan suffer from delirium tremens. CLoses with recollections of family life, games of cricket and his departed wife.