GB/0397 Royal Academy of Arts Archive.
| |ANG Sir Thomas Lawrence, PRA, letters to the Angerstein family c.1821-1830
| ||>ANG/3/1-2 Thomas Lawrence, to [Amelia Angerstein] |
|Title||Thomas Lawrence, to [Amelia Angerstein]|
|Extent & Medium||[2 pieces]|
|Content Description||A 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.|