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Record number: WCP3307

Sent by:
John Charles Robinson
Sent to:
Alfred Russel Wallace
14 April 1911

Sent by John Charles Robinson, Newton Manor, Swanage to Alfred Russel Wallace, [Old Orchard, Broadstone, Wimborne, Dorset] on 14 April 1911.

Record created:
30 November 2011 by Mayer, Anna


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LETTER (WCP3307.3275)

A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.

Held by:
British Library, The
Finding number:
BL Add. 46442 ff. 132-133
Copyright owner:
Copyright of the John Charles Robinson Literary Estate.

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Newton Manor.


April 14 1911

My dear Sir

The photograph of the drawing has arrived but I am afraid I cannot see in it any evidence of the influence of Raffaelle2 on the artist who produced it. On the contrary I think it shows an obvious bias towards the art of ancient Greece or Rome and that the artist must have especially studied "the antique" during many previous years of training and practice.

In that in my opinion it represents a characteristic work of the classic revival period in France (of the revolutionary & Napoleonic epoch) [[2]] I return it herewith.

Hoping that you have successfully got through this severe winter (and Spring),

I am | sincerely yours | J.C. Robinson [signature]


1. Written in the top left of the page in an unidentified hand is "Acknowl[eged.".

2. Raffaelle aka Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (1483--1520). Italian painter and architect of the High Renaissance period.

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