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Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain)


Found in 29 Collections and/or Records:

Philip Hermogenes Calderon correspondence from John Everett Millais and Frederic Leighton

Call Number: MSS 3
Overview: This collection includes letters sent by John Everett Millais and Frederic Leighton to Philip Hermogenes Calderon from 1886 to 1896.
Dates: 1886-1896

Copy of speech delivered to the Royal Academy, 28 February 1792, 1792 February 28

 Item — Box: Reynolds 56
Call Number: MSS 30 , Series IV
Scope and Contents: Speech delivered to the Royal Academy at a special meeting held after Reynolds' death.
Dates: 1792 February 28

Dante Gabriel Rossetti letter to Ellen Heaton, 1856 May 12

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 56.32
Call Number: MSS 47
Scope and Contents: Rossetti apologizes to Heaton for his delayed response. He tells Heaton he will be happy to show his drawings to Arabella Moulton Barrett, if Heaton arranges an appointment. Rossetti admits that he thinks there is "little [art] worth seeing" in London at the present moment, except for the Royal Academy exhibition. Rossetti notes that the Royal Academy has not exhibited Robert Browning's portrait, despite having accepted it. Rossetti recommends pictures from the collection of William Ward, Earl...
Dates: 1856 May 12

Dante Gabriel Rossetti letter to William Houghton Clabburn, 1865 May 3

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 10
Call Number: MSS 31
Scope and Contents: "My dear Clabburn,Thanks for the £70 completing payment in full for the Magdalene picture, which will be done by the time named if not sooner. I shall be very glad to see you when in town, & hope you may be accompanied by Mrs. Clabburn.The Academy lectures [?] are generally "much of a muchness" I fear. I suppose, as things go, the Athenaeum is likely to be as tolerable as any. I have not yet seen the Exhibition myself. Sandys's...
Dates: 1865 May 3

Heights of members of the Royal Academy Club, 1787 November 23

 Item — Box: Reynolds 53
Call Number: MSS 30 , Series IV
Scope and Contents: The list includes the names of 28 club members, but heights are recorded for five only: Reynolds, Sir William Chambers, John Singleton Copley, John Webber, and Ozias Humphry.
Dates: 1787 November 23

John Ruskin letter to Ellen Heaton, 1861 late April?

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: H.93
Call Number: MSS 46
Scope and Contents: "We will see about your private ticket [presumably for the Royal Academy]. I send you Turner -- with sincerest thanks. -- You can't conceive how worried I am just now about dozens of things -- & and can't call nor see people -- anyhow. I shall have to run out of town again I fancy.". In a postscript, Ruskin writes: "My main work is in arranging the Cambridge collection of sketches & very difficult." [On May 28, 1861, Ruskin presented 25 Turner watercolors to the Fitzwilliam Museum,...
Dates: 1861 late April?

Charles Robert Leslie Collection

Call Number: MSS 15
Overview: The collection comprises sketchbooks, writings, and correspondence by Charles Robert Leslie (1794-1859) and his family.
Dates: circa 1812-1900

Letter (initialed "CB") to Miss Burney, at Queen's House, 1790 December 13

 Item — Box: Reynolds 54
Call Number: MSS 30 , Series IV
Scope and Contents: Letter written to his daughter, Frances, after hearing Sir Joshua Reynolds deliver his final Discourse at the Royal Academy.
Dates: 1790 December 13

Letter to Charles Robert Leslie, 1827 February 5

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 55
Call Number: MSS 15, Series III
Scope and Contents: Powell writes from Rue de Grenelle, Paris, to Leslie at Lisson Grove, Paddington. Powell apologizes for being so bad about correspondence, blaming his own procrastination for this problem as well as for his failure to marry. He acknowledges Leslie's relatively recent marriage and the birth of his son Robert. Powell remarks that his trip to Italy is postponed and he will be staying in Paris for the spring. He comments on the death of the artist John Flaxman (1755-1826), and discusses affairs of...
Dates: 1827 February 5

Letter to Henry Howard., 1841 July 28

 Item — Box: 3-12
Call Number: MSS 10
Scope and Contents: Asking him to deliver to "Mr. Smith or bearer" the pictures listed in the previous letter.
Dates: 1841 July 28

Letter to John Bacon, 1790 January

 Item — Box: Reynolds 27
Call Number: MSS 30 , Series I
Scope and Contents: A note concerning the quarrel that led to Sir Joshua Reynolds' resignation from the Royal Academy. Ingamells no. 192.
Dates: 1790 January

Letter to John Thomas Smith., 1832 January 29

 Item — Box: 2-175
Call Number: MSS 10
Scope and Contents: About his quotation from Baretti's Guide through the Royal Academy (London, 1781).
Dates: 1832 January 29

Letter to Sir Joshua Reynolds, circa 1790?

 Item — Box: Reynolds 66
Call Number: MSS 30 , Series IV
Scope and Contents: Complaining about expensive presents offered by Sir William Hamilton to the Royal Academy.
Dates: circa 1790?

Letter to the Honorable William Hamilton at Naples, 1769 March 28

 Item — Box: Reynolds 2
Call Number: MSS 30 , Series I
Scope and Contents: Regarding the establishment of the Royal Academy, of which Sir Joshua Reynolds has the honor of being president. Ingamells no. 21.
Dates: 1769 March 28

Letter to the Secretary of the Royal Academy., [1841] April 20

 Item — Box: 3-11
Call Number: MSS 10
Scope and Contents: About some pictures sent for exhibition.
Dates: [1841] April 20

Letters to Richard Redgrave

Call Number: MSS 22
Overview: The archive comprises approximately 400 autograph letters, from upwards of 120 correspondents, addressed to Richard Redgrave (1804-1888).
Dates: circa 1840-circa 1880

Joshua Reynolds Archive

Call Number: MSS 30
Overview: The collection comprises correspondence, notebooks, writings, and other manuscript material by or about the artist Joshua Reynolds.
Dates: 1749-1816

Dante Gabriel Rossetti Letters to Ellen Heaton

Call Number: MSS 47
Overview: The collection comprises 57 letters from Dante Gabriel Rossetti to Ellen Heaton written from 1855 to 1875 (the bulk from 1855 to 1864). The letters primarily pertain to works by Rossetti, including a number of his works commissioned by Heaton. Works referenced include: Beata Beatrix, Beloved, Bethlehem Gate, Dante’s dream at the time of the death of Beatrice, Dante's...
Dates: 1855-1875

Dante Gabriel Rossetti Letters to William Houghton Clabburn

Call Number: MSS 31
Overview: The collection comprises 11 letters from Dante Gabriel Rossetti to William H. Clabburn written from 1863 to 1865. The last of these is addressed to Clabburn's wife, Hannah Louisa. The letters are accompanied by 8 envelopes addressed to Clabburn by Rossetti. Rossetti’s letters primarily relate to Clabburn’s commission of an oil replica of Rossetti’s Mary Magdalen at the door of Simon the Pharisee. The correspondence records in detail Rossetti’s artistic process...
Dates: 1863-1865