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Thomas Donaldson [+]

Afsendersted

London

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Afsenders adresse i London: Bolton Gardens Russellsquare

26.10.1859 Elisabeth Jerichau Baumann
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Thomas Donaldson skriver til Elisabeth Jeruchau Baumann, at han har sendt en pakke til J.A. Jerichau indeholdende en bog, han nyligt har udgivet. Architectura Numismatica handler om arkitektoniske medaljer fra antikken. Donaldson håber, at bogen måske kan interessere bl.a. Hetch i København og at de vil præsentere den på Akademiet.
Han har for nyligt foretaget en rejse til Schweitz og Italien med sin hustru, og han er meget begejstret for de kunstværker, de har set i Milano og Venedig.
Donaldson vil igen forsøge at formidle kontakt til Mr. Hawkins på British Museum angående J.A. Jerichaus marmorskulpturer. Mr. Hawkins vil få Mr. Newton, der skal til Rom for at tiltræde som engelsk konsul, til at kigge på marmorværkerne.
Donaldson meddeler afslutningsvis, at han har modtaget EJB’s værk, hyrdedreng og får, til opbevaring. Værket har været udstillet på Royal Academy, men det har endnu ikke nogen køber.


Bolton Gardens Russellsquare
26 October 1859

Dear Madame Jerichau

            I have today dispatched by railroad a parcel to yr. excellent Husband, containing a book I have just published, called “Architectura Numismatica”, treating on the architectural medals of classic antiquity. I have requested him to present it on my part to the Academy of Fine Arts; & I trust it may interest one or other of its members (possib[l]y Mr Hetsch) to turn over its leaves & work at it[.] // I have recently taken Mm. Donaldson to Switzerland Milan & Venice[.] We were absent between 5 & 6 weeks & I leave you, who are so alive to all the beauties of art, to judge of our mutual delights, as we feasted our eyes with all those works of the great Masters, that we saw in the two latter cities.
I have again called upon Mr. Hawkins at the British Museum, & spoken to him about Mr. Jerichau’s marbles. // It does not appear that the Justees have, as yet, come to any decision on the subject. Mr. Newton, formerly in the department of Antiquities at the British Museum & for some years part Consul at Mytelene, during which period he has been prosecuting researches for arte justies at Halicarnassus & elsewhere in Greece, is about to go to Rome as Consul, & is now in London. Mr. Hawkins mentioned, that he would get him to inspect the marbles & perhaps in conjunction with Gibson, report on them to the Government. As Mr Newton is a friend of mine, I am to see him on the subject. // Your letters are always so acceptable, that we shall be delighted to be favored with a few lines from you, when you are at leisure. We both unite in Kindest regards to your excellent Husband & hope all yr children are quite well.
I have now (safe & sound) yr. picture of the shepherd Boy & sheep, which was exhibited at the Royal Academy. I only wish, that it were in the collection of some eminent Passion of art, who had purchased it.
            Believe me dr. Mm. Jerichau
                   Most truly yrs.
                        Tho. L. Donaldson

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Emneord
Elisabeth Jerichau Baumanns kunstneriske aktiviteter i England
Personer
Mathilda Donaldson · Thomas Donaldson · Edward Hawkins · J.A. Jerichau · Elisabeth Jerichau Baumann · Charles Thomas Newton
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