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Horsley, John Callcott, 1817-1903

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1817 - 1903

John Callcott Horsley (1817-1903), English Academic painter.

Found in 57 Collections and/or Records:

John Callcott Horsley letter to Richard Redgrave, 1841 September 15

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 64
Call Number: MSS 22
Scope and Contents: Horsley writes to congratulate Redgrave on his wedding. He inquires after "the pictures" and asks when Cope is to return. He writes that he "saw some pictures the other day at Yarmouth the night of which would warm the very cockles of your heart. […] I am going next week to Holkham [...] the village teems with models of all ages & sexes." He asks Redgrave to inquire after a "Bell," asking "what his direction is."
Dates: 1841 September 15

John Callcott Horsley letter to Richard Redgrave, 1846 September

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 64
Call Number: MSS 22
Scope and Contents: Horsely asks Redgrave to recommend him some "books of fashion in which [he] can find them illustrated in their 'Sunday best.'" He wants to "adhere very closely to correct costume, but which I should like to know the truth."
Dates: 1846 September

John Callcott Horsley letter to Richard Redgrave, 1849

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 64
Call Number: MSS 22
Scope and Contents: Horsely visited Dulwich with his uncle yesterday and that they "stopped by a long time in the gallery." He writes that he and his uncle discussed the "Wilkie Affair" and that his uncle "does not intend taking any part at the meeting, nor does he mean to vote." His uncle told Horsely that "he had had an application from Mr Walton the Carlisle man who has made the bas-relief in Threadneedle Street [...] who he (my uncle) thought would likely do better than anybody." Horsely writes that he is...
Dates: 1849

John Callcott Horsley letter to Richard Redgrave, 1850 February 17

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 64
Call Number: MSS 22
Scope and Contents: Horsley is "down again with an attack, similar to that which prevented [his] working for such a length of time last autumn." Horsley mentions an upcoming Council meeting at which he would like to be present but he has not left the house for "a week or more." Redgrave is to introduce a resolution at the meeting which Horsley hopes becomes "law in time to be put in place next Dec."
Dates: 1850 February 17

John Callcott Horsley letter to Richard Redgrave, 1851 April 3

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 64
Call Number: MSS 22
Scope and Contents: "My dear Redgrave, Owing my R.A. contributions are two […] pictures, the subjects those of my last etchings - Being in every way companion pictures, I should have been justified in framing them together - I have however not done this, as I know that such an arrangement is often an embarrassment[?] to the hangers. I shall therefore be much obliged to you & the other "hangmen" if you will bear this in mind, & treat them as companionably as possible - faithfully[?] yours, John Horsley....
Dates: 1851 April 3

John Callcott Horsley letter to Richard Redgrave, 1854

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 64
Call Number: MSS 22
Scope and Contents: Horsely inquires about the Paris Exhibition Committee. Creswick has told Horsley that Webster did not receive "any application for pictures." Horsley will soon be back in the "old neighbourhood."
Dates: 1854

John Callcott Horsley letter to Richard Redgrave, 1854 November 25

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 64
Call Number: MSS 22
Scope and Contents: In a long, 10-page letter, Horsley writes to discuss the selection of British artists [presumably to be represented at the Paris Exhibition of 1855?]. He Mentions artists such as Turner and Linnell. In a postscript he asks Redgrave to borrow his lay figure.
Dates: 1854 November 25

John Callcott Horsley letter to Richard Redgrave, 1854 December 17

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 64
Call Number: MSS 22
Scope and Contents: Horsely wants to know when the works selected [presumably for the Paris exhibition] will need to be sent to London.
Dates: 1854 December 17

John Callcott Horsley letter to Richard Redgrave, 1855

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 64
Call Number: MSS 22
Scope and Contents: Horsley has been to "the Vicarage" with [Isambard Kingdom] Brunel so that Brunel could give the Archdeacon advice about the "iron church." Horsley inquires what he is to do about the letterpress for the paintings [presumably referring to the works for the upcoming Paris Exhibition, per a note on the reverse]. Horsley writes of a baby, perhaps a grandchild, who is unwell.
Dates: 1855

John Callcott Horsley letter to Richard Redgrave, 1855 January 21

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 64
Call Number: MSS 22
Scope and Contents: Horsely appears to write about pictures to be selected [for the Paris Exhibition of 1855?] with particular attention to works by Cox and Linnell.
Dates: 1855 January 21

John Callcott Horsley letter to Richard Redgrave, 1855 February 6

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 64
Call Number: MSS 22
Scope and Contents: Marked private. Horsely appears to write about the selection of pictures for the 1855 Paris Exhibition although the exhibition is not named by Horsley. He addresses a note he received from a Mr. Ellison: there seems to be an issue with obtaining works by David Cox from his son. Horsely would like Redgrave to "command the attendance of Cox the younger." Horsely is annoyed that he has been "'burning daylight'" with a vengeance writing letters. An inserted paper lists works that Horsley claims are...
Dates: 1855 February 6

John Callcott Horsley letter to Richard Redgrave, 1855 March 16

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 64
Call Number: MSS 22
Scope and Contents: Horsely provides the titles and their translations presumably of works for the Paris Exhibition of 1855. He suggests that Redgrave visit his wife's sister when he is in Paris and provides Redgrave with the address.
Dates: 1855 March 16

John Callcott Horsley letter to Richard Redgrave, 1860

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 64
Call Number: MSS 22
Scope and Contents: Horsely writes of a "Webster" and thanks Redgrave for his good wishes. In a long post script on a separate sheet, Horsley discusses a "magnificent picture sold at Widmore's sale (Christie's some years since) of the Thames at Greenwich with the Hospital, etc." Horsley remembers that the artist's name was perhaps "Vincent" and that it was "generally admitted that no one but Turner could have beaten it." Horsley thinks that the painting would "do infinite honour to our school."
Dates: 1860

John Callcott Horsley letter to Richard Redgrave, 1861

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 64
Call Number: MSS 22
Scope and Contents: Horsely mentions the death of Prince Albert. Horsely appears to write about the American presence at an upcoming exhibition, characterizing them as "bragging" "bullies" although the full context of this remark is unclear.
Dates: 1861

John Callcott Horsley letter to Richard Redgrave, 1861 February 17

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 64
Call Number: MSS 22
Scope and Contents: Horsely discusses pictures by his uncle [Augustus Wall Callcott?] in various private collections.
Dates: 1861 February 17

John Callcott Horsley letter to Richard Redgrave, 1861 November 10

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 64
Call Number: MSS 22
Scope and Contents: Horsely discusses pictures by his "uncle", "William" [Calcott]. Horsely describes a picture by another artist [Hart?] which sold at Christies for "something like £1100."
Dates: 1861 November 10