To Richard Westmacott

Signed receipt for one guinea to Richard Westmacott ARA, on blue paper, 55x228mm, dated [Monday] 11 December 1848. The slip is tipped into a copy of Memoirs of the Life of William Collins, Esq., R.A. London 1848 by Wilkie Collins, presumably the copy for which it is a receipt.

The Public Face of Wilkie Collins I 30

London Decr 11th 1848
Received of Richard Westmacott Eqr A.R.A. the
sum of one Guinea, for one copy of Memoirs of
Wm Collins Esqre R.A.

W. Wilkie Collins

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NOTES

Richard Westmacott (1799-1872) was a sculptor. His father, also called Richard  and an artist is shown left. He knew William Collins and is mentioned in Memoirs (I 23). The younger Richard became a full RA in 1849 and was professor of Sculpture at the Royal Academy 1857-1867.

Another receipt to William Buckland dated two days earlier is also known.


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