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Letter from Briton Rivière to Sir William Agnew

13 Jan 1889


Letter from Briton Rivière to Sir William Agnew


13 Jan 1889

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Letter (13 Jan 1889) from Briton Rivière to Sir William Agnew stating that he will be glad to ask his friends to subscribe to the Frank Holl memorial. Rivière approves of a limitation set on the subscription amounts due to the current finances of artists and believes that Holl would have subscribed for his fellow workers. He describes regular visits to Holl's studio and that Holl was always "depressed and doubtful about his works" despite his "remarkable power."

Rivière states how deeply he and his wife feel for Sir William and Mrs Agnew at the present time and that "these things are very hard to understand," possibly in reference to family troubles.

Named persons featured:
Rivière, Briton 1840-1920
Agnew, Sir William, 1st Baronet 1825-1910
Holl, Francis Montague 1845-1888

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