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2011.4123
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Letter from the painter George Jones to the painter Richard Redgrave, congratulating him on his election to full membership of the Royal Academy.

Inscription

8 Park Square
Regents Park
12 July. 1851

Dear Redgrave

Though really too ill to see any one [indec], yet I would have received you if your card had been brought up.

I congratulate the academy heartily in having elected you, for in doing so, the members have given a proof, of being sensible of amicable, [indec] manners, as well as intelligence and professional merit -

My wife offers her congratulations.

[indec=] yours,
heartily tho' hastily
Geo Jones

R. Redgrave Esq.
R.A.

Notes

Alan Cole
George Jones (1786-1869) was a British painter, and Keeper of the Royal Academy, most famous for his paintings of military subjects.

See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Jones_(painter)

Richard Redgrave (1804-88) was an English artist.

See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Redgrave

Language

English

Associated Parties

Richard Redgrave (Recipient)

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Illness

Royal Academy

Autographs

Object Type

Letter

Category

Letter

Materials

paper

Dimensions

w: 113, h: 184, d: -