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ARTISTS' COLLEGE
Artists' College. A meeting of a few artists and amateurs was called by a friend of the arts, on the 9th day of March, 1831, at the Freemasons' Tavern, for the purpose of considering a plan ... for forming and endowing a National College or Asylum for infirm and decayed artists and their widows, ... The provisional committee having held repeated meetings ... do approve the building and endowing of a college ...
[London]: [1834].
[4] p. ; 22.5 cm. (8º)

Drop-head title. Verso and conjugate leaf blank. 'A Public Meeting is called ... on Saturday, 8th February next, at the Freemasons' Tavern; ...'. This can be dated to 1834 by the accompanying correspondence (see copy notes below).

Copy Notes Previously folded and sealed as a letter, addressed to Sir John Soane R.A. / Lincoln's Inn Square, with postal frank in red and postal office frank 'T.P. Hackney NO' in blue, and endorsed 1834 / Artist Colledge / & Mr Pickersgills / Letter. Tipped inside is a printed flyer dated 'February 5, 1834' and signed by R. Pickersgill and W. Dennis as 'Hon. Secs. pro tem.', informing the public that the meeting for founding the Artists' College is postponed until 'Saturday, the 15th instant, ... in consequence of the Artists' Conversazione being held on the 8th.' This is accompanied by an AL from R. Pickersgill dated 7th Feby 1834, specifying that he is not the Person / projecting the foundation / of the Artists' College. and envelope addressed to Sir John Soane, R.A. / 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, with postal frank in red 'FE.6 1834' and postal office frank 'T.P. Hackney NO' in blue.

Binding Loose bifolium.

Reference Number 6035


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