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George Arnald and Sir Thomas Lawrence, painters. ] Autograph Letter Signed from 'G. Arnald' 'To the President and Council of the Royal Academy', requesting relief for the widow of artist Thomas Whitcombe. With Autograph Note by Lawrence in reply.

George Arnald (1763-1841), English landscape painter; Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830), President of the Royal Academy and portrait painter [ Thomas Whitcombe (1763-c.1824), English artist ]

Editorial: 18 June, 1829
Librería: Richard M. Ford Ltd (London, Reino Unido)

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3pp., 4to. Bifolium. On aged and worn paper. Arnald's appeal begins: Appealing to the 'known humanity' of Lawrence and the Council, Arnald writes on behalf of 'Mrs. Abigail Whitcombe, widow of Mr. Thos. Whitcombe late of Clarendon Square, marine painter, and for 40. Years an annual contributor to the Exhibition of the Royal Academy', who has previously received assistance, but is now 'almost totally deprived of sight, and otherwise afflicted', and is dependent on 'the assistance afforded by friends on whom she has no Claim'. Lawrence begins his ten-line reply: 'By a strict regulation of The Royal Academy, all applications for relief must be made by a letter from a Member of the Academy to the President & Council.' A contemporary hand has written of Lawrence's note that it is in 'The handwriting of Sir Thos. Lawrence | P.R.A.'. N° de ref. de la librería 17289

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Título: George Arnald and Sir Thomas Lawrence, ...

Editorial: 18 June

Año de publicación: 1829

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Private premises. Autographs, manuscripts and archives on any subject. Particular interest in publishing and bookselling history. Occasional catalogues. Company number: 03785276

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