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Creator:
Flaxman, John, 1755-1826.
Title:
Letter to Lady Barbarina Dacre.
Published/Created:
ca. 1805.
Physical Description:
1 sheet : autograph letter, signed ; 23 x 37 cm, folded to 23 x 19 cm
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
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Copyright Status:
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Classification:
Archives & Manuscripts
Notes:
Lady Barbarina Brand, daughter of Admiral Sir Chaloner Ogle, was a poet, dramatist, and amateur wax modeller, specializing in the modelling of horses. See: Pyke, E.J. Biographical dictionary of wax modellers, p. 35.
The letter, addressed to Mrs. Wilmot (i.e., Lady Barbarina Dacre) "with Mr Flaxman's respectful compliments," provides brief instructions "to make modelling wax."
The letter is undated; the paper bears a watermark date of 1805.
Subject Terms:
Dacre, Barbarina, Lady, 1767-1854 -- Correspondece.
Flaxman, John, 1755-1826 -- Correspondece.
Wax-modeling.
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