William Etty correspondence, 1807-1849, undated.

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Etty, William, 1787-1849. William Etty correspondence, 1807-1849, undated.

William Etty correspondence, 1807-1849, undated.

William Etty's correspondence concerns the British painter's work, his social engagements and other matters. Letters sent by William Etty are addressed to various correspondents, including undated letters to the painters Thomas Uwins and Sir Martin Archer Shee and a letter dated 1845 to John Varley. Included is a letter to Robert Bolton (1826) in which Etty comments on his pursuit of fame and choice of subject matter. In a letter to Richard Coles (1847), Etty provides detailed information on his Joan of Arc paintings, including the source of inspiration for the works and comments on the research he conducted in France. He also remarks that all his large paintings were intended to impart a moral lesson and elaborates on the message contained in several of his most important works. Letters received are primarily from British artists, such as Sir Francis Chantrey, C. R. Leslie, Shee, Sir Charles Barry, Daniel Maclise, A. W. Pugin, Sir Charles Eastlake, Benjamin West, John Constable, David Wilkie, Clarkson Stanfield, William Mulready and Sir Thomas Lawrence. Many of the letters are of a fairly routine nature but Leslie's (1844) praises Etty's work in fresco; Eastlake's (1849) compliments Etty on a recent exhibition; and Lawrence's (1807) comments on his own portrait painting. Pencil sketches of female nudes, apparently by Etty, appear on the letters from Stanfield and Mulready. The clippings comprise a tearsheet from Picture Post and an obituary. Included with the archive are seven items of miscellaneous correspondence, including a letter dated 1853 by a second William Etty and correspondence from other British artists, such as letters by the painters Richard Redgrave and John Dearman, which appear to bear no relation to Etty.

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Mulready, William, 1786-1863

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Stanfield, Clarkson, 1793-1867

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Varley, John, 1778-1842

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Etty, William, 1787-1849

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Constable, John, 1776-1837

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Uwins, Thomas, 1782-1857

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English painter. From the description of Autograph letter in third person, not signed : Paddington Green [London], to J.T. Simes, 1838 Jul. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270573919 From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to David Roberts, 1848 May 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270872389 From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to A.E. Chalon, [n.d.], "Saturday morning." (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270855706 Fro...

Eastlake, Charles L. (Charles Locke), 1836-1906

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Chantrey, Francis, Sir, 1781-1841

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English sculptor. From the description of Autograph letter in third person not signed : Belgrave Place [London], to an unidentified lady, n.d. [before 1835]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270621807 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Belgrave Place [London], to John William Vaughan, 1821 July 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270622047 From the description of Autograph letter signed : [London], to Edwin Landseer, 1836 Feb. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat reco...

Redgrave, Richard, 1804-1888

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Pugin, Augustus Welby Northmore, 1812-1852

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Shee, Martin Archer, 1769-1850

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Bolton, Robert Harvey

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Lawrence, Thomas, Sir, 1769-1830

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Leslie, Charles Robert, 1794-1859

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Coles, Richard.

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Barry, Charles, Sir, 1795-1860

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British architects: Sir Charles Barry and his sons, the architects Charles Barry and Edward Middleton Barry. From the description of Letters of Sir Charles Barry and family, 1824-1898. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 81364848 English architect. From the description of Trentham architectural records, 1834-ca. 1900 [microform]. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 78993193 From the description of Architectural records, 1818-1846,...

Maclise, Daniel, 1806-1870

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Dearman, John (British painter, active 1824, died ca. 1856-1857)

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