NPG 835 (1a)

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Letter from Sir Edwin Landseer to Viscount Hardinge, dated 27 January 1866, discussing current work, including the lions for Trafalgar Square, and his descision to decline the Chair of President of the Royal Academy.


Jan 27 1866

My dear Hardinge
Thanks for your well intentioned and most kind Letters. Since we met I have become an older man perhaps wiser - my Health is not sound - any eagerness to make good professional promises and to renew my painting occupation (from which I have been almost weaned by devoting my time and energy to sculpture) - induces me to believe I am right