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LAW Sir Thomas Lawrence, PRA, letters and papers 1777-1831
                
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                        >LAW/1/206 [Thomas Lawrence], to [Joseph Farington] [31 Jan 1809]
Reference CodeLAW/1/206
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Title[Thomas Lawrence], to [Joseph Farington]
Date[31 Jan 1809]
Extent & Medium1 piece
Content DescriptionAlludes to his financial position and, naming Mr. C. Troths whom he always separates from Coutts; A narrowly avoided losing his house and collection in a fire; he implores Farington not to use his influence to press for Marchant [to be elected to the Royal Academy]; Smirke is ashamed that he will vote for him; Rossi does so despite his contempt and because he thought Westmacott would be pushed; Flaxman does so because he promised years ago; Soane and Bourgeois do so because they hear Smirke will be pushed; Nollekens thinks his own men have a right; despite his weakness West thinks that to elect Marchant would be a disgrace; Westall, Owen, Phillips, Thomson and Hoppner are united in disgust.