GB/0397 Royal Academy of Arts Archive.
GRI George Richmond, RA personal papers 1825-1896
GRI/2 Appointment Diaries 1837-1894
                        >GRI/2/2 Beilby's Birmingham Commercial Remembrancer 1840
Reference CodeGRI/2/2
TitleBeilby's Birmingham Commercial Remembrancer
Extent & Medium1 volume, 1 piece
Content DescriptionThe early portion of the diary includes financial receipts and expenditure; the early part of the year records the time at which he rose and hours of work conducted; names of portrait sittings are recorded, as are social engagements and correspondence received; one entry on 12th September has an additional later note stating it was the first meeting of Richmond with John Ruskin, who brought a letter of introduction from Henry Acland; later in September he writes that he then visited Rome a second time with his brother, before returning in February 1841 to the 'drudgery' of portrait painting; at the rear of the volume there is a list of names, possibly completed commissions. Includes a loose note on a work by Paolo Veronese in the Louvre.