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Wm. Lock, Florence, to Sir Thomas Lawrence, Russell Square, London

RA Collection: Archive

Reference code

LAW/3/265

Title

Wm. Lock, Florence, to Sir Thomas Lawrence, Russell Square, London

Date

18 Mar 1821

Level

Item

Extent & medium

1 piece

Content Description

He thinks their account can be closed with a portrait of "Bessy"; he thanks Lawrence for taking care of his crates; he begs that Lawrence take the Leda immediately into his protection, but that he remember Fuseli also has a claim, and he is old; he tried to find the picture of Leonardo when he received the note from Caroline Angerstein, but it is buried under a pile of pictures from a room under repair; he was struck by the poor condition of the frescoes at the Vatican, in comparison to the sculpture, he believes there is no room for modern sculpture whereas pictures need to be renewed; but saying this, Canova is in rude health and has just completed his best work, a Venus, his merit is recognised, "Fuseli's great genius will be a constant stigma in England".

Associated Material

PAD, 04/282, Rosso Fiorentino (attrib.), Leda and the Swan, after Michelangelo