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LAW Sir Thomas Lawrence, PRA, letters and papers 1777-1831
LAW/1 Autographs volume 1 1777-1811
                        >LAW/1/208 T. L[awrence], to [Joseph Farington] [Feb 1809]
Reference CodeLAW/1/208
TitleT. L[awrence], to [Joseph Farington]
Date[Feb 1809]
Extent & Medium1 piece
Content DescriptionHe summarises the findings of the enquiry into the [Sintra] convention, general opinion exonerates Sir A. Wellesley and Sir Hugh D. and lies against Sir Harry Burrard; he mentions that Farington has misgivings about Westmacott, but says his monument to Sir Ralph Abercrombie is surprisingly good; he suggests Flaxman bas-relief is better; he went to see the monument a second time with West; Robert Smirke's design for the front of Covent Garden Theatre is simple, pure and grand, George Dance will be chagrined, as will other architects for other motives.