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Thomas Donaldson [+]

Afsendersted

London

20.6.1865 Elisabeth Jerichau Baumann
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Th. Donaldson fortæller, at de var meget berørte over at høre om Elisabeth Jerichau Baumanns pludselige hjemrejse fra sit ophold i London. Hendes ægtefælle J.A. Jerichau er bevet syg, og dette har kaldt hende hjem fra rejsen. Donaldson udtrykker håb om, at J.A. Jerichau er uden for fare, og at hendes tilstedeværelse og pleje vil hjælpe ham til at blive rask.
EJB har flere malerier udstillet i Ernest Gambarts French Gallery, og Donoldsons nevø har sammen med sin hustru været på den franske udstilling, hvor de blev meget charmeret af hendes malerier. Det lader til, at EJB har ladet nogle af sine malerier opbevare hjemme hos familien Donaldson, idet Donaldson skriver i brevet, at hans gæster roste hendes værker i høje vendinger.
Donaldson håber, at hun vil glæde sig over den fine omtale af hendes billeder.


[Skrevet på skrå med anden blæktype:] Donaldson

Bolton Gardens Russelltr.
20 June 1865

My Dear Mm. Jerichau
       We were deeply concerned to learn yr. unexpected departure, & grieved to hear the cause of it. We trust, however, that your prayers will have been heard by yr. heavenly Father, & that you will find yr. beloved Husband out of danger, this recovery only requiring your // tender care in order to be fully [confeined?], so that in a short time he may be restored to his usual health and strength & to his work again. I was glad to learn from Mm. D, that you had seen Mr Cnolly & that satisfactory arrangements were being made for the settlement of yr. claim […?] him. We had some Friends at dinner with us the other day, & we wished you had been with us, to hear how // fully they appreciated yr. exquisite works; & were lend in praise after. Our nephew Mr. L Donaldson & his wife were at the French Exhibition in Pall Mall & were charmed with yr. Pictures.
There spontaneous tributes of admiration must be pleasing to you, & serve you in in yr. noble, yet arduous career we almost seem to share your glory as we hear your praise. //
       We shall be anxiously awa[i]ting news from you to let us know of yr. arrival & how you found yr. dear [i?]nvalid & the circumstances of his illness.
We both unite in affectionate regards to yourself & Mr Jerichau & all yr. circle & believe me my dear Madame.
              Most truly yours
              Tho. L: Donaldson

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Arkivplacering
Arkiv 2: Breve til Elisabeth Jerichau VI-XI, A-D
Emneord
Elisabeth Jerichau Baumanns kunstneriske aktiviteter i England
Personer
Mathilda Donaldson · Thomas Donaldson · J.A. Jerichau · Elisabeth Jerichau Baumann
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