GB/0397 Royal Academy of Arts Archive.
| |HU Ozias Humphry papers 1753-1810
| |HU/2 Original correspondence of Ozias Humphry, volume 2 1774-1784
| ||>HU/2/93 [draft] [Ozias Humphry], Rome, to [unknown] |
|Title||[draft] [Ozias Humphry], Rome, to [unknown]|
|Extent & Medium||1 piece|
|Content Description||He writes on the behalf of Mr. Fuseli, who has finished the painting of a subject from, or picture of, Macbeth, commissioned by the recipient; he considers it the "most considerable" of his productions. Fuseli is "very much connected" to Sir Joshua Reynolds and would like it exhibited at the Royal Academy, he will despatch it rolled, to affect repairs on his return. Fuseli wishes it not to be seen by too many before its exhibition, as he wishes for it to have maximum impact on the public.|
He refers to a previous letter in which he enclosed the terms of Seriel for the execution of a statue, it does not matter if the recipient does not want the work ,a s Seriel is not depending on the commission. He hopes that the recipient has been successful in being elected to Parliament. There is little news from Rome, the Cardinals are "imprisoned" in the Vatican and there are few strangers about, other than Lord Huntingdon and Lord Rawdon; Capt. Scawen and Mr. Horneck left for Naples, Marchant was tempted to go with them.
|Note||It is possible that the intended recipient is the same as that for HU/2/9. Dated through reference to the conclave of Cardinals.|
I suggest that the Horneck referred to is Charles Horneck, the "Military Macaroni", although there is no further evidence to support this. The is a reference to a Scawen being in Naples in 1775, vide Ingamells, Dictionary of British and Irish Travellers in Italy.