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ANG Sir Thomas Lawrence, PRA, letters to the Angerstein family c.1821-1830
                >ANG/3/1-2 Thomas Lawrence, to [Amelia Angerstein] [1821]
Reference CodeANG/3/1-2
LevelItem
TitleThomas Lawrence, to [Amelia Angerstein]
Date[1821]
Extent & Medium[2 pieces]
Content DescriptionA detailed explanation as to Lawrence's motives in wanting to acquire the cartoon of Leda And the Swan, attributed to Michelangelo; discusses ways in which he can acquire the cartoon whilst involving the Royal Academy. He asserts that the Academy received a large gift of casts from George IV solely through his agency. He also claims that no-one at the Academy, Fuseli and one other excepted, would understand it.