Letter from SOCIETY OF ARTS to JAMES BARRY, written 18 February 1790, at Adelphi, London

Source: Fryer, Works of Barry, ii. 468; the letter was first printed in Barry's A Letter to the Right Honourable the President, Vice-Presidents, and the rest of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of the Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce, London, 1793; it is thus a copy of the original.

Samuel More1 acknowledges Barry's letter of 13 January in which he informed the Society of Arts that he had finished work on his six paintings The Progress of Human Culture in the Great Room of the Society at the Adelphi.

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Adelphi, Feb.February18, 1790.

Sir,

I am directed by the Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce, to return you their thanks for your having completed the series of pictures in the Society's great room, agreeably to your proposal, made and acceded to by them, in 1777. 2

I am, Sir, your very humble servant,

Sam.Samuel More, Secretary.