GB/0397 Royal Academy of Arts Archive.
LAW Sir Thomas Lawrence, PRA, letters and papers 1777-1831
LAW/2 Autographs volume 2 1812-1818
                        >LAW/2/325 [Thomas Lawrence], to [?Joseph Farington] [6 Nov 1818]
Reference CodeLAW/2/325
Title[Thomas Lawrence], to [?Joseph Farington]
Date[6 Nov 1818]
Extent & Medium1 piece
Content Description[Incomplete] Regarding the difficulties attendant with handling arrangements for both the Emperor of Austria and the Emperor of Russia; Lord Stewart has been helping him; he gossips about the activities of Mr. D., who is "sticking" to Sir Benjamin Bloomfield's "skirts"; he describes, in detail, a sitting of the Tsar, a grand affair, crowds outside, an audience in the atelier; he describes the finished work and his opinions on it; the Duke of Wellington mentioned to him the Emperor's attitude to sitting; he has also painted Prince Hardenberg, Prince Metternich, Count Nesselrode and other ministers; he has not yet painted the King Prussia, Duc de Richelieu or Count Capo Distria. The number 1 is annotated to the body of the first page.
Associated MaterialLAW/2/319, 341
NoteDate attribution through pencil annotation. Treat with some caution, although it clear that this letter was written in November 1818. The candid nature of this letter suggests that it was written for Farington, or some other close associate.