Letter from SOCIETY OF ARTS to JAMES
c. 25 July 1804
Source: MS RSA AD/MA/10410/403, Royal Society of Arts, London.
This draft of a letter of introduction was drawn up after the Committee of
Polite Arts in the Society of Arts had agreed to commission Charles Warren (c.1766-1823), a noted engraver,
to do a line engraving of Barry's portrait for their Transactions. Warren later declined the commission.
Barry wrote to Valentine Green on 25 July that he preferred James
Heath to do the engraving (see Barry to Valentine Green, 25 July
Although the letter, in Taylor's hand, carries no date or place, it was
written soon after Taylor's letter to Barry (ante 25 July 1804).
The Bearer of this is Mr Charles Warren the Gentleman who the
Committee were informed was
isis an Artist of Abilities in Line Engraving,
they1 request you will favour
him with a Sight of the painting of your portrait & afterwards that he will call here to communicate with them
which you approve which you approve
2 previous to any positive Engra Agreement being made for anan engraving to be made from it.