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Letter from Briton Rivière to [Sir William] Agnew

15 Feb 1887


Letter from Briton Rivière to [Sir William] Agnew


15 Feb 1887

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Letter (15 Feb 1887) from Briton Rivière to [Sir William] Agnew providing him with the address of Mansel Lewis in order to obtain an unnamed painting. Rivière also acknowledges Agnew's "careful regard for my interests" but questions his works 'Argus' and 'Endymion' being given precedence in an exhibition over 'Actaeon' and the '[Miracle of the] Gadarene Swine,' which he feels serve his reputation better.

Rivière adds a postcript to the letter stating that he is to work on the yearly audit of the [Royal] Academy.

Named persons featured:

Rivière, Briton 1840-1920

[Agnew, Sir William, 1st Baronet 1825-1910]

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