Letter: Taking responsibility for the `Versailles of London'

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Sir: Molly Setter's suggestion (Letters, 17 September) that Greenwich Hospital should house the bequest of our greatest marine painter, Turner, is an interesting one, as there has never been space adequately to show that, and now it is divided contrary to his wishes.

Also neglected is Turner's wish for an artists' almshouse, the idea for which was perhaps partially inspired by the Greenwich naval one. At one time his idea was to combine almshouse and gallery, and maybe that could now be achieved either at Greenwich or in one of London's disused hospitals?

Yours faithfully,

Muriel Morris-Jones

London, WC1

18 September

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