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Letters from Samuel Palmer, painter and etcher, and George Richmond, portrait painter

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MS. Eng. c. 7903, fols. 5-21

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Comprises the following items:

(fols. 5-16) letters relating to the sale of William Blake's painting, 'The Spiritual Form of Pitt Guiding Behemoth', by Palmer to the National Gallery, 1870, comprising:
  1. (fols. 5-8, 11-14) four letters from George Richmond, friend of Palmer, to William Boxall (1800-1879), director of the National Gallery, negotiating on Palmer's behalf
  2. (fols. 9-10) description of the painting by Palmer
  3. (fols. 15-16) letter from Palmer to William Boxall, stating the lowest price he would accept for the painting, 7 Jul 1870
Also comprises:
  1. (fols. 17-18) letter from Palmer to Mrs. George, a friend, advising her not to endanger her health by going out in the cold weather, Mar 1872
  2. (fols. 19-21) letter from Palmer to Thomas Oldham Barlow (1824-1889), engraver and etcher, asking for advice on procuring nitrous acid, and including personal information on friends and family, Sept. 1873, with its original envelope, addressed by Palmer's son, A.H. Palmer

Dates

  • 1870-1873

Extent

17 Leaves

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. c. 7903, fols. 5].
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Shelfmark:

MS. Eng. c. 7903, fols. 5-21

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 6644

Overview

Letters from Samuel Palmer (1805-1881), painter and etcher, and George Richmond (1809-1896), portrait painter.

Biographical / Historical

For further biographical information on Samuel Palmer and George Richmond see the Dictionary of National Biography.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Bonhams, 29 Mar. 2011, lots 308-310. Sponsored in part by Christopher Heywood and Gillian Cockshut, Duke Humfrey's Night, 15 Oct 2011.
Title
Letters from Samuel Palmer (1805-1881), painter and etcher, and George Richmond (1809-1896), portrait painter
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2018
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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