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William Riviere, Porturet House, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, to George Richmond

RA Collection: Archive

Reference code

GRI/3/264

Title

William Riviere, Porturet House, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, to George Richmond

Date

21 May 1858

Level

Item

Extent & medium

1 item, 6 pieces stitched

Content Description

Has enjoyed the various critiques of Richmond's works in the exhibition, Richmond's 'Ministering Angel' would induce him to come to London; he hopes Richmond will do more in that way despite the unsympathising age, however great he is at portraits Richmond has within him that which Christ owns; notes the many clever fellows that have sprung up since they were boys at the Royal Academy, few of them have done anything great in art; Richmond is the pivot on which what is true in art may once more spring into life; is pleased to hear that Richmond has been appointed an examiner at Oxford with Ruskin; expounds on the importance of introducing art to the Universities; says it is useless to appeal to the Royal Academy; Mr. Butler has hopes of instituting a drawing school at Oxford, he is a remarkably nice man; he is delighted to hear such a good account of William Blake's progress; Briton has been fortunate enough to get three pictures admitted at the Royal Academy, and has sold one for £30.