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Ralph N Wornum's journal



Ralph N Wornum's journal



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Journal compiled by Ralph N Wornum listing his portrait commissions, essays, lectures, publications, accounts of foreign tours and family details. Pages 1-8 include a description of his life and interests between 1834 and 1840 which appears to have been copied in when he acquired the journal and to be based on the information in letters he sent to his father, Robert Wornum. It contains information about portraits commissioned by family members and friends; attendance at the studio of Henry Sass; his painting lessons with George Reinagle and accounts of visits to Germany, Italy and France from April 1834 to December 1839. Pages 8-51 (1840 to 1846) contain details of articles written for the 'Penny Cyclopedia' and the 'Biographical Dictionary'; his visit to Munich and Holland in 1842; his marriage to Elizabeth Selden on the 14 January 1843; an exhibition of his cartoons at Westminster Hall in 1843; the formation of the Swedenborg Association in 1845; notes on correspondence with Sir Charles Eastlake relating to the revision of National Gallery Catalogue for 1847: and a lengthy description of his tour of museums and galleries in Holland and Belgium in 1846. Pages 52-60 (c1840-1863) mainly contain brief details of lectures; appointments; visits to Paris in 1852 and 1856, and tour of the continent in 1863.

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