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ARTISTS' BENEVOLENT FUND
[Annual report. 1829/30]
The Artists' Benevolent Fund; under the patronage of his most gracious majesty, George IV. Instituted March 22, 1810; and incorporated by royal charter, August 2, 1827. ...
Chiswick [Charles Whittingham], [1830].
[58] p., steel-engr. frontis. ; 13.0 cm. (18º)

The annual report for 1829/30, with an 'Address' dated 'April 1830.' With imprint and wood-engraved colophon device of Charles Whittingham on verso of final leaf and steel-engraved frontispiece by Cosmo Armstrong after Correggio's 'Group of Charity' - 'The Joint Gift of the Engraver and Robert Balmanno, Honorary Secretary.' Soane was a life-subscriber to the Fund, as well as serving as a trustee and committee member.

Copy Notes With a covering letter dated 30 April 1830 tipped in at the front, signed by the secretary to the Fund, John Martin, presenting this report and advising Soane of the date of the next anniversary dinner (8th of May - His Grace the Duke of Wellington in the Chair.). [Note: Three earlier letters to Soane, dating from between 1821 and 1826, from the chairman of the Fund Sir John E. Swinburne and the honorary secretary Robert Balmanno, are bound up with printed items relating to the Artists' General Benevolent Institution in PC 111, qq.v.]. Bound last in a volume of pamphlets.

Binding C20th dark blue binder's cloth boards.

Reference Number 3960


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