GB/0397 Royal Academy of Arts Archive.
        
SP Spielmann papers 1885-1958
                
SP/7 Correspondence, mostly from Sir Alfred Gilbert 1885-1935
                        >SP/7/74 Francis G.W. Gilbert, 5 Warrington Gardens, Maida Vale, to Spielmann 19 Nov 1908
Reference CodeSP/7/74
LevelItem
TitleFrancis G.W. Gilbert, 5 Warrington Gardens, Maida Vale, to Spielmann
Date19 Nov 1908
Extent & Medium2 pieces
Content DescriptionHe has just arrived from Bruges and provides an account of what he saw. The little figures [for the Duke of Clarence tomb] are nearly complete, although lack of money will prevent their casting. A brother artist has, however, helped his father by securing commissions from a Mr. S. Wilson, J.P., of Leeds. His father is so poor that he is forced to make a living out of clay portraits of non-entities, of "exquisite beauty". The International Society of Artists has offered him an exhibition at the New Gallery. Telegrams to the King and Queen have brought no replies, but has contacted the President of the R.A..