GB/0397 Royal Academy of Arts Archive.
| |LAW Sir Thomas Lawrence, PRA, letters and papers 1777-1831
| |LAW/4 Autographs volume 4 1822-1825
| ||>LAW/4/379 Henry Thomson, 15 Newman Street, to Sir Thomas Lawrence, Hotel de Londres, Place Vendome, Paris 1 Oct 1825|
|Title||Henry Thomson, 15 Newman Street, to Sir Thomas Lawrence, Hotel de Londres, Place Vendome, Paris|
|Date||1 Oct 1825|
|Extent & Medium||1 piece|
|Content Description||He reports that Lawence's painting by Rembrandt has been placed in the Royal Academy schools in the manner he wished, by Bromhead the carpenter; he talks of major building work on his apartments at the Academy and ruminates on his feelings towards his new position [as Keeper]; he has set the Laocoon as the subject for the premiums and allowed the students extra time, a son of Stothard harangued him about this in "Landseer style"; there are so many candidates for the schools that they are drawing lots for places; he took three weeks in Hampshire, in lieu of Council making a decision about his time off; Mr. Flaxman has been a great help to him setting up the schools, the Secretary and Mr. Smirke Senr. have also helped, as would have Mulready if required; Mrs. Freebairn has lost her son, Lavell, the assistant Porter died the previous day; he is glad to hear good news of Wilkie, which, due to the opinions of others, was unexpected.|