The Cotman Collection | 41

Cotmania. Vol. VII. 1931-2

Archive: SDK Sydney Decimus Kitson Archive
Reference Number: SDK/1/2/1/7
Page: Inserted after fol. 12

  • Description

    Copy of letter from Paul Sandby Munn to [John Samuel] Hayward (1803)

    Continuation from previous leaf

    Date: 1932

  • Transcription

    (Continuation of "regulations".)
    4th The Pres[iden]t — shall have the liberty of introducing one Visitor —
    5 If any Member shall be absent (unless prevented, from attending, by indisposition or his professional avocations ) it will be expected that he present on the ensuing Wednesday, to the late Prest — a drawing from his subject.—
    The original Letter, of which the above is a copy - so far as the typing will allow - is in the possession of
    Mr J. Howard Barnes, F.I.A. Clyst House, Theydon Bois,
    Epping, Essex.
    He inherited it from his Grandfather, the late Robert Barnes, of Winchmore Hill, who was second cousin of Mr John Samuel Hayward, maker of "Floor Cloth" and Artist. Robert Barnes was on intimate terms with his Cousin, both in Business and in artistic work. Robert Barnes was present at some of the meetings of the Drawing Society, when they were held at his cousin's House, and was not only his Executor, but also collected - so far as he could - the Pictures painted by his cousin, and his portfolios of Engravings and Drawings. The bulk of Mr Hayward's artistic work,so far as it had not been sold in his lifetime, was sold at his death, as well as a very considerable collection of casts of classical sculpture - for some of which Mr Hayward had paid large sums.
    Robert Barnes added to the collection of engravings and drawings, and it was found in 1922 that he had started to make some notes on his cousin's connection with the Drawing Society - but these, alas, were very fragmentary.
    [signed] J.H.B.

Copy of letter from Paul Sandby Munn to [John Samuel] Hayward (1803)