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Thomas Stothard RA, Designs for a monument to the Duke of Wellington written on a letter

Designs for a monument to the Duke of Wellington written on a letter, ca. 1821

Thomas Stothard RA (1755 - 1834)

RA Collection: Art

This work comes from one of sixteen volumes of Royal Academy Annual Exhibition catalogues that were collected and extra-illustrated by the lawyer and antiquarian Edward Basil Jupp F.S.A. (1812 - 1877). The catalogues span the period from the first annual exhibition in 1769 up to 1875. Jupp added drawings, prints, letters and autographs by, or referring to, Academicians and other exhibitors at the Academy's annual exhibition.

E.B. Jupp was a solicitor who married Eliza Kay, daughter of the architect William Porden Kay. He was a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and a clerk of the Carpenters' Company, of which he published a history. Jupp amassed a large collection of paintings by British and Dutch artists, drawings, prints, books and porcelain most of which was sold after his death, at Christie's in February 1878.

Many of the drawings in Jupp's Royal Academy extra-illustrated volumes were bought from art sales during the 1860s. He was also acquainted with a number of contemporary artists and several drawings in the later volumes (along with many of the letters and autographs) were sent from the artists themselves.

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Object details

Artist/designer
Thomas Stothard RA (1755 - 1834)
Date
ca. 1821
Object type
Drawing
Collection
Royal Academy of Arts
Object number
03/2214
Acquisition
Given by Leverhulme Trust 1936

recto

Title
Designs for a monument to the Duke of Wellington written on a letter
Medium
Pen and ink and pencil on cream laid paper
Dimensions

202 mm x 251 mm

verso

Title
Designs for a monument to the Duke of Wellington
Medium
Pencil, pen and ink on cream laid paper
Dimensions

251 mm x 202 mm

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