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W.B. Richmond, the Revd. Henry Symonds, The Close, Norwich, to George Richmond

RA Collection: Archive

Reference code

RI/1/15

Title

W.B. Richmond, the Revd. Henry Symonds, The Close, Norwich, to George Richmond

Date

1863

Level

Item

Extent & medium

1 piece

Content Description

He hears that Richmond is to leave for Boulogne. Discusses his portraits of the Symonds children and other family commissions in Norwich. He thinks Reynolds's children much better than those of Lawrence. He aims not to be superficial or pretty in his work. Mr. Symonds is nice and has been to all the galleries on the continent, not like other amateurs, who all adore Murillo. He asks what size the copy of Richmond's portrait of the Archbishop of York. He longs to be in Rome for Christmas day and believes that for good art nature must be seen through the glass of Titian.