ALs to Daniel Maclise

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ALs to Daniel Maclise

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Item No: cdc308901
Title: ALs to Daniel Maclise
Accession Number: 87-458
Physical Description: [1] page
Material: paper
Transcription:

 Tavistock House
   Friday Fourteenth November
                                   1856
Dear Mac
       Stanny, seeing my big brown Punch Jug t’other night (a genuine old article), said with his face shining before the Lord, that it was just the thing you wanted to paint. Is my young man right, and shall I send it to you? If you were to see my young man perpetually painting here for the Christmas Play, in the midst of 70 paint pots and a cauldron of boiling size, you would never forget the spectacle.
                                                                                                          Faithfully Ever
                                                                                                                                     CD.


MssDate: Friday Fourteenth November 1856
Media Type: Letters
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes:

The Punch Jug, used by Dickens as one of the "assemblage of bottles and glasses" -"a quiet allusion to Peter's predilection for the bottle-in Peter the Great, Czar of Muscovy , working as a shipwright...in te Dockyard at Deptford, during the winter 1697-8...visited by William the Third, exhibited RA 1857 (Art Journal, 1857). 


Recipient: Maclise, Daniel, 1806-1870
Provenance: Gift of Mrs. D. Jacques Benoliel, 12/6/55.

Bibliography:

Volume 8, p. 223, The Letters of Charles Dickens, edited by Madeline House & Graham Storey; associate editors, W.J. Carlton…[et al.].



Country: Country:England
City/Town/Township:London
Creation Place Note:Tavistock House

Call Number: DL M225 1856-11-14
Creator Name: Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 - Author

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