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RI W.B. Richmond papers 1858-1921
                
RI/1 Letters from William Blake Richmond to members of his family 1858-1921
                        >RI/1/16 W.B. Richmond, to Laura Richmond [c.Sep 1863]
Reference CodeRI/1/16
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TitleW.B. Richmond, to Laura Richmond
Date[c.Sep 1863]
Extent & Medium1 piece
Content DescriptionHe is shortly to go to Oxford to paint two of Dr. Acland's children, he shall try for a Van Dyck effect. He is engaged on three pictures, two portraits and a subject from Keats, "heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter". He will get a great deal of Bach to play, she is the only lady lover of Bach he knows.
NoteThe quotation is from Ode on a Grecian Urn. The date is a later pencil annotation.