LAWRENCE, Sir Thomas. 18124

£100

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Autograph Letter Signed “Ever My dear Sir with equal Regard as Esteem and faithfully yours Thos. Lawrence”, suggesting that “a drive round the Regent’s Park” might “be of cheering service” in his correspondent’s illness. 3 pp. 8 x 5 inches, in good condition, traces of former mounting only. Royal Academy, Wednesday, undated [watermark 1827]. “Let me know if you can yield to my earnest request. I am sure that a quiet ride to Hampstead, if Mrs. Jones will accompany you, will do you more good than seclusion & medicine.” Without addressee’s name, but possibly to George Jones (1786-1867), painter, librarian of the Royal Academy. The uncommon autograph of Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830), painter, noted for his portraits. President of the Royal Academy, 1820.