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ABBEY, Edwin Austin (1852-1911). Artist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Sir Henry Thompson, 1 page 8vo (corner missing, stained), Morgan Hall, Fairford, Gloucestershire, 14 November 1890. this is oing to exceed the 1234 Declining an invitation with an apology for the delay in replying.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 7144]

AITCHISON, George (1825-1910). Architect.
Autograph Letter Signed to Messrs Routledge & Sons, asking for details about his decorations for Goldsmiths' Hall to be mentioned in his biography, 1 p. 8vo, Harley Street, 1894.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2529]

ASHPITEL, Arthur (1807-1869). Architect.
Autograph Letter Signed, regretting that his speech about the Collegiate church had gone astray in the post, 1 page 8vo, 8 Carlton Chambers, 'Saturday' no date.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2536]
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BALE, Edwin (1838-1923). Art critic.
Autograph Letter Signed to Hermann Hart, sending a cheque for his share of the cost of the new wall, 1 page 8vo, St John's Wood, 11 January no year.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2573]

BARRY, Alfred (1826-1910). Religious writer. Son of Sir Charles Barry.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Beale, cancelling a council meeting and vowing to do more for her cause in the future, 1½ pages 8vo, The Cloisters, Windsor Castle, 13 October.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2575]

BARRY, Sir Charles (1795-1860). Architect of the Houses of Parliament etc.
Autograph Letter Signed to J. Allen, 1½ pages 8vo (note of identification in ink at the head), Foley Place, 23 July 1834.
£75 / $93 / €87 [No: 24955]

BOUGHTON, George Henry (1834-1905). English-American painter and illustrator.
2 Autograph Letters Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 2 pages 8vo, Bonchurch Hotel, Isle of Wight, and West House, April 1880. Commenting on a photographic rendering of one of his paintings and offering suggestings for improvement.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 26388]

BURNE-JONES, Sir Philip, second baronet (1861-1926). Artist.
Pencil drawing on 8vo sheet of writing paper, 170 Holland Park Avenue, June 1911 (in ink), inscribed 'haste & my thanks'. The drawing was sent to Celia Levetus (1874-1936), a respected member of the Birmingham School of illustrators, and depicts a running figure with a 'fat body', holding cards, missing a shoe and losing a sock.
£125 / $156 / €146 [No: 25795]

BURTON, Decimus (1800-1881). Architect.
Autograph Letter Signed to ?W[illiam] Brockedon (1787-1854, painter, writer, and inventor), 2½ pages 8vo, with address-leaf, Spring Garden, 13 December 1827. Explaining that his brother had been unable to execute Brockedon's commissions on the Continent.
£175 / $218 / €204 [No: 21477]

BYRNE, Anne Frances (1775-1837). Flower painter.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Hutton, explaining that her sister is visiting Woolwich 'where I am sure she will not be unmindful of your request', 1 p. 8vo, no place, no date.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3414]
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CALDERON, Philip Hermogenes (1833-1898). French-English painter.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent ('Dear Sir'), 1½ pages 8vo, Weston Lodge, 10 October 1879. Offering to write some notes of introduction for a drawing.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 26390]

CALLCOTT, Sir Augustus Wall (1779-1844). Landscape painter.
Autograph Letter Signed to Messrs Croft & Son, declining to attend the Clug of the Royal Academy, 1 p. 8vo with address-leaf, no place, no date.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 3104]

CHALGRIN, Jean (1739-1811). French architect.
Autograph Letter (third person) to his colleague Molinot, 1 page 8vo with address-leaf ('A Monsieur/Molinot Architect/inspecteur general du departements/a Paris') 'ce 10 matin'. Asking somewhat tentatively whether he has made a decision about the ?? which he has drawn up and assuring him of his friendship.
£135 / $168 / €157 [No: 25414]

COOPER, Abraham (1787-1868). Battle & animal painter.
Autograph Letter Signed to Sir Martin Archer Shee, accepting his 'polite' invitation & sending best compliments to Lady Shee, 1 p. 8vo, 19 New Millman Street, 17 Aug 1843.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3430]

COPE, Charles West (1811-1890). Painter.
Autograph Letter Signed to Foster, sending autographs to complete his 'set' & offering more if required, 1 p. 8vo, Kensington Gore, 7 May 1883.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3909]

COPE, Charles West (1811-1890). Painter.
Autograph Letter Signed to Lady Eastlake, accepting an invitation, 1 p. 8vo, Kensington Gore, 3 Jan 1865.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3910]

COX, David (1783-1859). Landscape painter.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Spiers, 3 pages 8vo, Greenfield [House], Harbourne, 26 December 1851. Thanking her for a letter and gift including 'a token of love and friendship' from her 'nine chicks', sending some drawings (no longer enclosed) for her children, and congratulating them on the arrival of a new daughter.
£250 / $312 / €292 [No: 26411]

CRAIG, Edward Gordon (1872-1966). Artist and stage-designer. Son of Ellen Terry.
Brief Autograph Letter Signed to Partington, 1 page 8vo (oblong), no date Ticked in pencil presumably by the recipient. Sending the text of an advertisement 'you are generously exchanging for the 2 small initials'.
£65 / $81 / €76 [No: 25840]

CRAIG, Edward Gordon (1872-1966). Artist & stage designer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Abud, 1 page 8vo (torn and repaired), Theatre, Chatham, no date. Offering to bring him a poster to examine.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 3960]

CROFTS, Ernest (1847-1911). Painter.
Autograph Letter Signed on a picture postcard depicting his Battle of Waterloo, happily sending his autograph, and complaining about the reproduction, 26 Jun 1907.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3109]

CROFTS, Ernest (1847-1911). Painter.
Autograph Letter Signed to Molony, sending his autograph in response to a rhymed request, 1 p. 8vo, Piccadilly, 18 Feb 1908.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3975]
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DANBY, Francis (1793-1861). Painter.
Autograph Letter Signed to William Holmes, 1½ pages 8vo on black-edged paper (small spike-filing hole in the middle, traces of former mounting at the edge), Exmouth, 16 July 1856. Extolling the virtues of Mr Preston who had bought his picture of a 'Wild Sea Shore' from Holmes.
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 25678]

DAVID D'ANGERS, Pierre Jean (1788-1856). French sculptor.
Third person (secretarial) letter to Monsieur Boltröm, 1 page 8vo, 14 Rue d'assas [Paris], 'Dimanche' no date. Regretting that he had not been at home when Boltröm had called, and asking him to look in the following day if possible.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 0215]

DOBSON, William Charles Thomas (1817-1898). Painter.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, recounting that the picture had arrived safely and discussing the market for paintings, 3½ pages 8vo, Hampstead, 'Sunday', no date.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 1109]

D'ORSAY, Count Alfred (1801-1852). French artist & dandy.
Autograph Letter Signed in English to Dr Pasquier, 4 pages 8vo (opaque mounting tape adhering to the final page, note of identification at the head), no place, 11 January 1851. Conveying instructions for the taking of daguerreotypes for use in his work, and giving orders for the selling and reproduction of his pictures and other items of business.
£350 / $437 / €409 [No: 24858]

DUNCAN, Edward (1803-1882). Engraver and watercolour painter.
Autograph Letter Signed to William Carpenter, 2 pages 8vo, 110 Adelaide Road, 6 May 1867. Regretting that he had not been at home when Carpenter had called, and expressing the hope that his improvement in health would allow him to accept an invitation for the following Thursday.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 24404]

DURHAM, Joseph (1814-1877). Sculptor.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Hall, declining her evening invitation due to a relapse of gout, 1 page 8vo, Portland Place, 3 January 1872.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 1152]

DURHAM, Joseph (1814-1877). Sculptor.
Autograph Letter Signed to Cooper, hoping he will be able to accompany him to Bognor, 2 pages 8vo, Portland Place, 20 September no year [1866?].
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 1153]
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ETTY, William (1787-1849). Painter.
Autograph Letter Signed to Judkin, 1 page 8vo (remains of dark glue in the left hand margin touching several words), no place, no date. Evidently to friend, beginning without salutation 'All's Well my Dear Judkin', and promising to make a visit.
£65 / $81 / €76 [No: 25567]
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FAED, Thomas (1826-1900). Scottish painter.
Autograph Letter Signed to C.W. Schofield, 1 page 8vo neatly laid down, St John's Road, London, 5 May 1863. Apologising for his carelessness and giving Stanfield's address in Hampstead.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 1849]

FAIRHOLT, Frederick William (1814-1866). Engraver and antiquarian writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to T.J. Croker, 1 page 16mo, no place, no date. Giving Lord L's address as 21 Grosvenor Place, and explaining that he will not be in London until Monday.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 1888]

FARLEIGH, John (1900-1965). Painter, engraver and illustrator.
Autograph Postcard Signed to Rich and Walker, Belsize Grove, 5 September 1946. Suggesting an alternative date for an art school, and explaining he will charge a nominal fee of 2 guineas.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 1889]

FLINT, Sir William Russell (1880-1969). Painter and illustrator.
Signature in ink on paper (wide margins), dated 22 January 1949.
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 23274]

FORD, Edward Onslow (1852-1901). Sculptor.
Autograph Letter Signed to Lt.-Colonel Halton welcoming anyone with an interest in honouring the memory of a hero (possibly referrring to his Gordon Memorial), 2 pages 8vo, 1888.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 4051]

FORD, Edward Onslow (1852-1901). Sculptor.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Drummond accepting an invitation to renew an old friendship with her while working in Bradford, 3 pages 8vo, St John's Wood, 14 February 1890.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 4053]

FOSTER, Peter Le Neve (1809-1879). Secretary to the Society of Arts.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Annie (?)Lightbound, 3 pages 8vo, Society of Arts, London, 1870. Thanking her for the cowl she had returned, apologising for the inconvenience it may have caused, and giving news of his family.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 0140]

FRIPP, George Arthur (1813-1896). Water-colour artist.
Autograph Letter Signed to W[illiam] J[ohn] Beale, 2½ pages 8vo, the last written horizontally, 61 Carlton Hill, St John's Wood, 2 August 1872. Asking the size of his picture of Kilburn Castle so that he can make a companion drawing.
£65 / $81 / €76 [No: 25679]
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GÊROME, Jean Léon (1824-1904). French painter.
Group of four Autograph Letters Signed, 4 pages 8vo and 16mo, two on headed paper of 65 boulevard de Clichy, Paris, two autograph envelopes, [1858]-1903 where dated
£450 / $562 / €526 [No: 25404]

GLEICHEN, Count (1833-1891). Admiral & sculptor; Prince Ferdinand Victor of Hohenlohe.
Autograph Letter Signed ('Gleichen') to Mr Hay, on two sides of a correspondence card (traces of former mounting at head), St James's Palace, 10 June 1884. Thanking him for the trouble he has taken about 'the Holloway statues'.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 5368]

GOULD, Sir Francis Carruthers (1844-1925). Cartoonist and editor of Picture Politics.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Elizabeth Lee gently refusing her suggestion of an article on the German theatre, 1½ pages 8vo, 'The Westminster Gazette', 8 January 1903.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 4061]

GOULD, Sir Francis Carruthers (1844-1925). Cartoonist and editor of Picture Politics.
Autograph Letter Signed to Macleod Yearsley, 1 page 8vo, on writing paper of The Westminster Gazette, 8 June 1906. Thanking him for a note and sketch ('I already had the creature in my mind as the likeness is certainly a striking one').
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 5473]

GRAHAM, Peter (1836-1921). Painter
Three Autograph Letters Signed to Messrs Cassell, Petter & Galpin, 4 pages 8vo, Notting Hill, 21 & 28 April 1879. Discussing wood block engravings and photographs of his pictures. 'I inclose engraving of A rainy day which I have touched as much as I suppose the engraver will be able to carry out. ...'
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 26392]

GRAHAM, Peter (1836-1921). Painter
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo, Westoun, St Andrews, 13 March 1912. Acceding to a request.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 5497]

GRAINGER, Richard (1798-1861). Architect.
Letter Signed to Messrs Chapman, Bankers, 1 page 4to with address-leaf, Newcastle, 18 January 1836. Explaining that 'the Business' must be delayed until Friday because of the need for the deeds to pass the Council.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6106]

GRANT, Sir Francis (1803-1878). Portrait-painter.
Autograph Letter Signed to ?Ford or Faed, 4 pages 8vo on black-edged paper (tipped to the remains of an album leaf), 27 Sussex Place, 21 November no year. Agreeing to paint Lady Molesworth, giving quotations for the commission and recommendations on the size and style of the portrait.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 25182]

GREENAWAY, Catherine (Kate) (1846-1901). Artist & creator of childrens' books.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent ('Dear Sir'), 2 pages 8vo, 11 Pemberton Gardens, Holloway, 12 September 1883. Probably to Norman Shaw, the architect who was to design her new home at 39 Frognal in Hampstead. Promising to call on him and to discuss plans.
£325 / $406 / €380 [No: 25073]

GREENAWAY, Catherine (Kate) (1846-1901). Artist & creator of childrens' books.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Norman, 2 pages 8vo (the first a little browned), 39 Frognal, Hampstead, 5 May 1892. Explaining that she is too busy to see her in the next few days but could manage later, and that 'I have not seen either of the Miss Adeys for so long'.
£285 / $356 / €333 [No: 24017]

GREENAWAY, Catherine (Kate) (1846-1901). Artist & creator of childrens' books.
Two studies of hands and arms, two arms, one turned up & the other down on an 8vo sheet, and, on a 4to sheet, a profile of a young girl in a sashed dress, holding her arm in front of her, undated.
£125 / $156 / €146 [No: 1997]
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HAAG, Carl (1820-1915). German-English painter.
Document Signed, 1 page 4to (oblong), partially printed and completed by hand, Exposition Internationale de Bruxelles, 1897. Authorising MM E Bernard & Cie to photograph his picture Pêlerin de la Mecque and reproduce it for the Catalogue (worn in the folds with some tearing).
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6212]

HAMON, Jean Louis (1821-1874). French painter.
Autograph Note Signed, 1 page 8vo (slightly trimmed, traces of mounting at the corners), headed 'Exposition de 1864'. Giving the titles of two pictures and brief biographical details.
£75 / $93 / €87 [No: 7292]

HARDIE, Martin (1875-1952). Artist & museum official.
Typewritten Letter Signed to F C Tilney, 1 page 8vo, Rodbourne, 6 Yardley Park Road, Tonbridge, 4 March 1951. Thanking him for his letter and supplements, sending a subscription and expressing the hope that he will be able to continue publishing 'sound ideas about sane art, based on a wealth of knowledge and experience'.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6558]

HAYTER, Sir George (1792-1871). Portrait painter.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo (laid down), 9 Stratford Place, 9 June 1838. Asking for a ticket to see 'the medals given at the Hanover Square rooms by the Society for the Encouragement of Arts'.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 6753]

HENDERSON, John (1804-1862). Scottish architect.
Autograph Letter Signed to Ian Cunningham in Edinburgh, 3 pages 8vo, Glasgow, 24 July 1847. Discussing the finances of 'the Alliance', which are experiencing some difficulty.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 6827]

HILLIER, Tristram Paul (1905-1983). Painter.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Weiner, 1 page 4to, Yew Tree ottage, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, 11 September 1965. Espressing his willingness to contribute to Weiner's collection, and asking for elucidation as what exactly is required.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 7280]

HOLLAND, James (1799-1870). Watercolour painter.
Autograph Letter Signed to Benjamin Johnson, 1 page 8vo (soiled, spike hole), 23 June 1847. Acknowledging receipt of sixty pounds.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 25710]

HOLLOWAY, Thomas (1748-1827). Engraver.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed peer ('My Lord'), 2 pages 4to, Hampton, Middlesex, 22 April 1822. Expressing great gratitude at his Lordship's patronage, sending some engravings with an indication of their price ('which, if your Lordship pleases, may be paid to the bearer, who is furnished with a receipt').
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 25981]
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JEKYLL, Gertrude (1843-1932). Artist and garden designer.
Autograph Letter Signed and a postcard to Mrs Cecil Mangles, the letter is 2 pages 8vo (slightly chewed at the sides), Munstead Wood, Godalming, 14 May and 6 June 1931. Offering advice about propagating a plant, illustrated with a sketch, and asking for a sample.
£850 / $1062 / €994 [No: 23518]

JOHN, Augustus (1878-1961). Artist.
Three Autograph Letters Signed to Alastair Forbes, each of one page small 4to with envelopes, October 1948 to July 1949. Concerning a Romani inscription made by John in a book by Arthur Symons.
£750 / $937 / €877 [No: 25104]

JOHN, Augustus (1878-1961). Artist.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent ('Dear Madam'), 1 page 4to on tinted deckled-edged paper, Fryern Court, Fordinbridge, 18 June 1935. Giving her permission to reproduce his drawing of [T.E.] Lawrence by having it photographed.
£350 / $437 / €409 [No: 25602]

JONES, George (1786-1869). Painter.
Two Autograph Letters Signed to Sir Martin [Archer-Shee], 1 page 12mo and 1 page 8vo, 6 January 1836 and 'Thursday' no date. Accepting an invitation if his rheumatic head allows and declining another invitation as he is already 'in a dilemma between two friends with whom I ought to dine'.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 19843]
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KELLY, Sir Gerald Festus (1879-1972). Portrait painter.
Typewritten Letter Signed ('Gerald') with autograph superscript and postscript by his wife Jane to the tenor Derek Oldham, 1 page 8vo (note of identification at the head), Portman Square, 11 August 1964. Praising Oldham's singing and explaining that he had begun portraits of Lauritz [Melchior] and his wife Kleinchen, but had never finished them.
£42 / $52 / €49 [No: 24909]

KNELLER, Sir Godfrey (1646-1723). Painter.
Document Signed ('G. Kneller'), 1 page folio (laid down and strengthened with some loss of the printed text), partially printed, 1 April 1712. A receipt for Kneller's annuity of eighteen pounds from the Exchequer, issued by Lord Dupplin ('one of the Four Tellers of Her Majesty's Receipt') and witnessed by Philippe Moreau.
£285 / $356 / €333 [No: 26534]
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LANDSEER, Charles (1799-1879). Historical painter.
Autograph Letter Signed to Sir Charles Eastlake, 1 page 8vo (laid down, one corner cut), Royal Academy, 9 January 1853. Accepting an invitation to dine.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 21027]

LANDSEER, Charles (1799-1879). Historical painter.
Autograph Letter Signed to fellow painter, S[olomon] A[lexander] Hart, 2 pages 12mo, Fitzroy Square 'Wednesday' no date. Inviting Hart to accompany him to the Princess Theatre to see Henry VIII.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 21028]

LANDSEER, Sir Edwin Henry (1802-1873). Animal-painter.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs ?Truldjo, 2 pages 8vo, St John's Wood Road, 10 August 1864. Begging her forgiveness for ignoring for so long her note and promising to call on his way to his studio some morning 'and take you away with me' - you will then not wonder at my sin being a nightmare!')
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 25139]

LANDSEER, Sir Edwin Henry (1802-1873). Animal-painter.
Autograph Letter Signed to [Clarkson] Stanfield (1793-1867, painter), 1 page 8vo, no place, 16 April 1860. 'I sincerely hope you will add some good name to the enclosed lists'.
£65 / $81 / €76 [No: 26389]

LANDSEER, Thomas (1795-1880). Engraver.
Autograph Letter Signed to Frank, 2 pages 8vo, no place, 'Thursday Eve' no date. An invitation to Frank and his wife to dine the following Sunday.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 21030]

LANE, Richard James (1800-1872). Line-engraver and lithographer.
Autograph Letter Signed to R[ichard] Redgrave, 1 page 8vo (laid down), 1 York Villas, Campden Hill, but headed 'Etching Room', 26 October [?1865]. Discussing the forthcoming journey of Sir Charles Eastlake, who was to winter at Como, and the fragile state of his health.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 20851]

LAW, Ernest (1854-1930). Author & art collector.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1½ pages 8vo, 5 Tite Street, Chelsea, 2 February 1923. Insisting that the portrait of the Prince of Orange at Hampton Court is not a copy or replica of the 'so-called Van Dyck in the Hermitage collection at St Petersburgh'.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 21140]

LAWRENCE, Sir Thomas (1769-1830). Painter and draughtsman.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 2 pages 8vo, Russell Square, 10 March 1826. Postponing the sitting of Lady Georgiana because he must attend a meeting of the Trustees of the British Museum ('on an urgent occasion when absence would have great appearance of impropriety').
£150 / $187 / €175 [No: 26061]

LAWRENCE, Sir Thomas (1769-1830). Portrait-painter.
Envelope-front signed, addressed to Sir Robert Gardiner at Marlborough House, and signed in the left-hand corner (laid down). Marked 'Private & Immediate'.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 21146]

LEAR, Edward (1812-1888). Artist and nonsense poet.
Autograph Letter Signed to [Sir John] Simeon, 4 pages 8vo, on his writing paper c/o Mr. R.J. Bush, 32 Charing Cross, as from Maison Guichard, Cannes, 26 December 1869. The letter, which 'I shall divide into eds', thanks Simeon for the introduction to the Seely family, heaps extravagent praise on Mrs Seeley and urges the Simeon's to let her villa in Cannes.
£1250 / $1562 / €1462 [No: 25142]

LEAR, Edward (1812-1888). Artist and nonsense poet.
Autograph Letter Signed to Sir Henry [Holland (1788-1873, physician)], 2 pages 8vo, 15 Stratford Place, oxford Street, 13 May 1865. Inviting him to view the pictures that Lear had brought back with him for his travels.
£950 / $1187 / €1111 [No: 25223]

LEIGHTON, Frederick, Baron Leighton (1830-1896). Painter.
Autograph Letter Signed evidently to a firm of bookbinders, 3½ pages small 8vo, 6 April no year. Complaining about their work.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 20761]

LE JEUNE, Henry (1819-1904). Historical painter.
Autograph Letter Signed to W Sherlock, 1½ pages 8vo on black-edged paper (torn in the edges, somewhat crumpled), 144 Adelaide Road, 4 July 1864. Explaining that his means will allow him to keep only four of the stereographs.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 21677]

LESLIE, Charles Robert (1794-1859). Literary genre painter and author.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1¼ pages 8vo (lightly tipped to a mount), 12 Pine Apple Place, 15 March 1841. Asking whether he could borrow the sketches of the communion plate used at the coronation.
£75 / $93 / €87 [No: 24609]

LINTON, James Dromgole (1840-1916). Painter.
Autograph Letter Signed to Speelman, 1 page 8vo (large tick at the top, indicating receipt), Ettrick House, Haverstock Hill, 12 February 1887. Recommending the silversmith Mr G. Lock to create a casket, and offering to oversee the work.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 25998]

LOCK, William (1732-1810). Art connoisseur & patron.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 4to (creased), Norbury Park, 1 May no year. Regretting that the farm in question is not likely to become available and apologising for his mistake.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 21815]

LONG, Edwin Longsden (1829-1891). Painter.
Autograph Letter Signed to Lady Pollock, 2 pages 8vo, Kelston, Fitzjohn's Avenue, 9 February 1885. Inviting her, and particularly Sir Frederic, to view the two pictures, the subject of which was suggested by her husband.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22065]

LUCAS, (John) Seymour (1849-1923). Historical & portrait painter.
Two Autograph Letters Signed to [Harry] Furniss ('Mr Bradshaw Bagshaw' & 'Furniss'), 4 pages 8vo, West Hampstead, 9 August 1889 and 16 February 1916. Requesting an album and 'Schools and Masters of Fence' which he requires for reference, reporting a favourable reaction to Furniss's drawings and regretting that Mrs Lucas's chill had prevented their meeting.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 20408]

LUCAS, (John) Seymour (1849-1923). Historical & portrait painter.
Autograph Letter Signed to McFall, 1 page 4to, New Place, Woodchurch Road, West Hampstead, 23 July 1909. Denying any intention to seek 'the post' and promising to support McFall in any way he can.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 20406]

LUCAS, John Seymour (1849-1923). Historical painter.
Autograph Letter Signed to Messrs Craster, 1 page 4to on writing paper of 'Shakeseare's England' exhibition, 24 February 1912. Offering the services of a daughter of a friend for the musical section of the Exhibition.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 22196]

LUDOVICI, Anthony M. (1882-1971). Artist and writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 4to (stain in central fold), 35 Central Hill, Upper Norwood, 3 January 1921. Offering to meet to discuss the subject of his correpondent's symposium.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22217]

LUDOVICI, Anthony M. (1882-1971). Artist and writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Starr, 1 page 8vo, 35 Central Hill, Upper Norwood, 17 March 1921. Sending verses (no longer present) for possible publication.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22218]
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MacDOWELL, Patrick (1799-1870). Sculptor.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Elman, 1 page 8vo, 74A Margaret Street, 31 July 1868. Complying with her request.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22630]

MacDOWELL, Patrick (1799-1870). Sculptor.
Autograph Letter Signed to Sir Charles Eastlake, Margaret Street, 6 January 1864. Accepting an invitation.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22631]

MacGREGOR, Margaret (1904-1993). Painter.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'My dear Frances', 3 pages 8vo, Aviemore, 6 September no year. Telling of meeting and falling in love with Reginald Champion.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22640]

MACQUOID, Thomas Robert (1820-1912). Artist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Morgan, 2 pages 8vo, The Edge, Tooting Common, 28 January 1901. Thanking her for a gift of 'sleeve links'.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22597]

MACWHIRTER, John (1839-1911). Landscape painter.
Brief Autograph Letter Signed to 'Master Fuller', 1 page 8vo (paper tape adhering to the white space below the signature), 1 Abbey Road, St John's Wood, no date. 'With much pleasure'.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22716]

MEE, Arthur (1875-1943). Journalist & children's writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to the artist Hesketh Hubbard, 1 page 8vo on writing paper of The Children's Newspaper, 'Tuesday midnight' no date. Offering to use Hubbard's picture of Sydney Bridge in his magazine.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23074]

[MEEGEREN, Hans van (1889-1947). Dutch painter and art forger.]
Manuscript Apologia in the form of an article 'The Curtain Falls', attributed to van Meegeren's daughter, presumably Pauline (known later as Inez). Four pages 4to on separate leaves of flimsy blue paper, heavily corrected in parts [1950].
£225 / $281 / €263 [No: 25741]

METHUEN, Paul Ayshford, 4th Baron (1886-1974). Painter & zoologist.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Peter Rhodes at Cuddesdon Manor, 1 page 8vo with envelope, Corsham Court, Wiltshire, 17 August 1973. Informing Rhodes that he has found a sketch for his picture of Blenheim and has had it framed for him.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23154]

MONNINGTON, Sir [Walter] Thomas (1901-1976). Artist.
Two Typewritten Letters Signed to Raphael Shaberman, 1 pages 8vo (oblong), Royal Academy of Arts & Leyswood Cottage, Groombridge, Tunbridge Wells, 1968 and 1971. The first an enthusiastic offering to act as Shaberman's referee, the second thanking Shaberman for his ground-breaking work Autistic Children.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 23302]

MONTALBA, Clara (1842-1929). Artist.
Autograph Letter Signed on a correspondence card to Mrs Caromo, Studio, Campden House Road Mews, no date. Making an appointment to show 'our' (presumably her and her sisters') pictures.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23315]

MOORE, Henry (1831-1896). Marine Painter.
Autograph Letter Signed to John F. White, 2 pages 8vo, Folkestone, 18 October 1891. Thanking White for praising his pictures and enquiring about his hands (Moore had broken both arms in a fall from an omnibus) and remarking 'You must have had an anxious time after your son's accident. I don't like revolvers'.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23335]

MORTIMER, (Charles) Raymond (Bell) (1895-1980). Literary and art critic, and editor.
Autograph Letter Signed to [Sir Arthur] Bryant, 1½ pages 4to (oblong, coffee stain and small marginal tear), 5 Canonbury Place, 2 November 1966. Thanking Bryant for his book (perhaps The Medieval Foundation of England, 1965) and remarking 'What puzzles me is that hardly any British words were adopted into the English language'.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23391]

MULLER, William James (1812-1845). Landscape painter.
Autograph Letter Signed to the art dealer William Wethered, 2 pages 4to with integral address-leaf and red wax seal, 22 Charlotte Street, Bloomsbury, 4 February 1843. Acknowledging receipt of £10, and complaining that the place of his work in the 'British' is unsatisfactory. An old catalogue entry attched to the top left hand corner of the first page.
£65 / $81 / €76 [No: 23437]

MUNCASTER, Claude (1903-1974). Artist.
Four Typewritten Letters Signed to Wadkin Ltd, one to David Carter, the remaining to H. Beeston, in all 2 pages 8vo and 2 pages 4to, with copies of Wadkin's replies. Four Winds, Petworth, 1950-1951. Discussing two pictures Muncaster is making for the firm: 'Winter's afternoon near Petworth, Sussex' and 'Cuddington in Buckinghamshire.
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 23440]

MURRAY, Sir David (1849-1933). Artist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Macfall, 2¼ pages 8vo (traces of former mounting), 1 Langham Chambers, Portland Place, 19 July 1909. Regretting that he had already given a recommendation to another candidate and praising Macfall's work (I had ... been struck with the knowledge & true discernment of the qualities that go to make real art').
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23478]
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NICHOLLS, Bertram (1883-1974). Artist.
Autograph Letter Signed to the author Grant Uden, together with an autograph manuscript signed, in all 2 pages 4to, New Inn Hotel, Bideford, 7 June 1933. Sending the manuscript on 'the probable development of painting', observations which are somewhat wide of the mark.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 23697]
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O'HARA, Helen (1819-1919). Painter.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, ('Dear Madam'), 3 pages 8vo, The Castle, Portstewart, Co. Derry, 24 September 1891. Agreeing to send a sketch of Lismore for Sir William Jennings's album.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23815]

ORCHARDSON, Sir William Quiller (1832-1910). Artist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Agnew, 2 facing pages 8vo, 1 Spenser Street, Victoria Street, no date (somewhat foxed). Sending a belated acceptance of Agnew's invitation and, by way of apology, including tickets 'which I have saved out of the fire' (no longer present).
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23870]

OTTLEY, William Young (1771-1836). Writer on art & amateur artist.
Autograph Letter Signed to the numismatist Frederic Madden at the British Museum, on a small piece ca 70 x 225 mm (3 x 9 inches), 31 Devonshire Street, 10 October 1831. Introducing John Campbell who wishes to view the King's Library rooms before his return to Paris. A note at the foot identifies Ottley as the author of The History of Engravings.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 24069]

OULESS, Walter William (1848-1933). Painter.
Autograph Letter Signed to Robert J. Swan, 1 page 8vo, 12 Bryanston Square, 5 June 1918. Promising to make a note of Swan's interest and to let him know of any copies available.
£40 / $50 / €46 [No: 24071]
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PAPAS, William Elias (1947-2000). Political cartoonist & caricaturist.
Typewritten Letter Signed to M.B. Ashford, 1 page 4to on writing paper of The Guardian, 19 November 1963. Promising to take Ashford's advice and have a look at the cartoons of F.C. Gould, and explaining that, while he sometimes works in colour 'it is not very good colour'.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 24317]

PAPWORTH, Edgar George (1809-1866). Sculptor.
Autograph Letter Signed, correspondent's name illegible, 1½ pages 8vo (filing holes, blank sheet irregularly removed), no place, no date. Regretting that it will be impossible to have a good cast ready for the following Monday.
£40 / $50 / €46 [No: 24318]

PEACOCK, Ralph (1868-1946). Painter.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Holman Hunt, 2 pages 8vo (slight tear in the fold), 32 Holland Park Road, 21 August 1928. Suggesting that another sitting is not required ('I might go further with it and fare worse'), and suggesting that 'the Cambridge Professor' might be called upon to give a neutral opinion.
£65 / $81 / €76 [No: 24475]

PETTIE, John (1839-1893). Painter.
Autograph Letter Signed to Dr Bird, 3 pages 8vo on black-edged paper, the Lothians, Fitzjohn's Avenue, South Hampstead, 28 March 1887. Regretting that he is unable to accept Bird's invitation as he has planned a fishing holiday in the north of Scotland.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 24575]

PICKERSGILL, Frederick Richard (1820-1900). History painter.
Autograph Letter Signed to his sister Emily, 3½ pages 8vo (traces of former mounting), Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, no date. Thanking her for the socks she has sent from India and giving his opinion of frontier policy ('I should propose to make a line of very strong forts across the country').
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 24634]

POOLE, Paul Falconer (1807-1879). History & genre painter.
Autograph Note Signed, 1 page 8vo (oblong, typed note of identification at the head, glue stains to the back), no date, 27 Grove Street, Camden Town. Mis-quoting a couplet from Goldsmith's The Deserted Village referencing his famous picture The Emigrant
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 24886]

POYNTER, Sir Edward, 1st Baronet (1836-1919). Painter & President of the Royal Academy.
Autograph Letter Signed to Lady Reay, 4 pages 8vo, 28 Albert Gate, 24 March 1882. Inviting her and the Comtesse d'Aubrey to visit his studio.
£65 / $81 / €76 [No: 25038]

PRIDEAUX, Sarah Treverbian (1853-1933). Bookbinder & author.
Autograph Letter Signed to Norman, 3 pages 8vo (laid down on card) with a note from the recipient at the end, 37 Norfolk Square, Hyde Park, 1 October 1903. Inviting Norman to visit her to see her work. The note at the foot indicates that Norman duly called, bought a specimen of her work and received a list of the books she had bound.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 25107]

PRINSEP, Valentine Cameron (1838-1904). Artist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Lady Olliffe, 1 page 8vo, 1 Holland Park Road, 19 May no year. Declining an invitation to see 'family acting' on the grounds that it occurs on the day of an election at the Royal Academy ('at which I am obliged to attend').
£40 / $50 / €46 [No: 25112]

PROUT, Samuel (1783-1852). Water-colour painter.
Fine long Autograph Letter Signed to Archdeacon Burney (presumably Charles Parr Burney (1785-1864, archdeacon of St Albans), 4 pages 4to, Hastings, 12 March 1841. A very detailed letter apologising for his delay in writing, describing at length his ill health and fears for completing his forthcoming exhibition, and congratulating Burney on his appointment as archdeacon.
£125 / $156 / €146 [No: 26385]

PROUT, Samuel (1783-1852). Water-colour painter.
Autograph Letter Signed to H. Bicknell, 1 page 8vo, '5 D[e] C[respigny] Terrace, Thursday no date. Cringingly crying off an invitation that he had previously accepted ('Pray pardon it - the loss is mine and I greatly regret it'), because he has double-booked an engagement with Earl de Grey.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 25207]
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RAMSAY, Lady Patricia (1886-1974). Artist; daughter of Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught.
Letter Signed ('Patricia') to Mrs Grosvenor, 2 pages 8vo (note of identification at the head), Clarence House, St James's, 7 February no year. A thank-you letter for the gift of a 'delightfully bound' copy of Rossetti's poems ('I am a great admirer).
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 25726]

REDGRAVE, Richard (1804-1888). Painter & arts administrator.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Major, 1 page 8vo (inexpertly removed from an album, a tear to the middle and colour fading), 18 Hyde Park Gate South, 7 November 1869. Apologising for the delay in sending some autographs for her friend's collection, promising to find more and declaring that 'We often, amid the gloom of November, long to be on the hills again'.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 25813]

REPTON, John Adey (1775-1860). Architect and landscape gardener, son of Humphry Repton.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo, written on the reverse of a draft in another hand, Springfield, 9 October 1845. Asking for his enclosure (no longer present) to be inserted in a magazine.
£75 / $93 / €87 [No: 24612]

RIVIERE, Briton (1840-1920). Painter.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo, Finchley Road, 20 November 1898. Coupling thanks for a money order with the explanation that he had sent the etching as a free gift for the charity.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 5237]

ROMNEY, John (1786-1863). Engraver.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 4to, 13 Clarendon Square, 9 March 1829. Naming his price to engrave a drawing.
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 25353]

ROTHENSTEIN, Sir William (1872-1945). Painter and principal of the Royal College of Art.
Autograph Letter Signed to Captain Williams, ½-page 8vo on writing paper of the Royal College of Art, South Kensington (some folds), 22 November no year. Sending proofs (no longer present) and explaining that he has not been able to find the descriptive notes, but hopes to do so.
£65 / $81 / €76 [No: 26135]

RUSKIN, John (1819-1900). Author, artist & social reformer.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'Lady Louis', 1 page 8vo (laid down on the remains of an album leaf), c/o of Mrs Raven, Coniston, Ambleside, 3 June 1887. Reporting the safe receipt of the 'silver work' which he finds lovely, asking for the price, and sending 'dear love to my sweetheart'.
£475 / $593 / €555 [No: 26543]

RUSKIN, John (1819-1900). Author, artist & social reformer.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'Dear Mr Roberts', 1 page 8vo on grey paper (rather soiled and laid down on mounting board), Sandgate, no date (ca. 1887) Asking him to pay a visit and 'again to tell me things new and old of the art you love?', adding that 'I'll be in, at any rate, at 12 tomorrow and Monday'.
£450 / $562 / €526 [No: 26540]
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SCHWABE, Randolph (1885-1948). Painter, etcher and professor of fine art.
Series of five Autograph Letters Signed to Mrs Ollivant (2) and her daughter Rachel (3), 7 pages 8vo and 4to, University College (4) and Hampstead, 1933-1936. Largely concerned with the admission of Rachel Ollivant as a student at the Slade School of Fine Art, and discussing her work at some length with her mother.
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 26273]

SCOTT, Sir George Gilbert (1811-1878). Architect.
Autograph Letter Signed to ?Caplan Marchand, 1 page 8vo on black-edged paper, Courtfield House, 16 September 1876. Sending 'the amount' in order to be added to 'the list you name', presumably a subscription.
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 26292]

SCOTT, Geoffrey (1884-1929). Writer & architect.
Autograph Letter Signed in pencil to Wilson, 1½ pages 8vo, address (11 Titchfield Terrace, Regent's Park) crossed out, no place, no date. Asking Wilson to acquire an early edition of Vanity Fair for his friend, the Marchesa Della Gandera.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 26290]

SEARLE, Ronald William Fordham (1920-2011). Caricaturist, cartoonist, illustrator, designer & publisher.
Autograph Letter Signed to the publisher Charles Ede (1921-2002), 1 page 4to (filing holes in the margin not affecting the text), 32 Newton Road, 22 February 1953. Returning a manuscript on the grounds that his time will be taken up for 'a good couple of years' with Perpetua so that he is restricting his 'bookwork' to his own firm.
£65 / $81 / €76 [No: 26309]

SEDDON, John Pollard (1827-1906). Architect.
Autograph Letter Signed to Blackburn, 1 page 8vo, 9 Queen Anne's Gate, 20 April 1886. Sending photographs of the Rossetti Memorial medal and bust 'which are now at the S. Kensington Museum opposite the Refreshment rooms', and enclosing a list of subscribers.
£40 / $50 / €46 [No: 26318]

SHANNON, Sir James Jebusa (1862-1923). Portrait painter.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Myers, 2 pages 8vo, 3 Holland Park Road, 30 June 1896. Regretting that he is unable to help her with her tableaux as he is preparing for an exhibition in the Fine Arts Gallery.
£40 / $50 / €46 [No: 26348]
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VIOLLET-LE-DUC, Eugène (1814-1879). French architect.
Autograph Letter Signed in French to an unnamed correspondent, 2 pages 8vo, Paris, ?11 February 1874. Referring to drawings of historical monuments and castles, and to English architects; and asking if he will come to Paris in spring.
£150 / $187 / €175 [No: 26399]

VISCONTI, Ludovico (1791-1853). Architect of Napoleon's tomb at the Invalides.
Six Autograph Letters Signed (one unsigned) to a variety of correspondents, 8 pages 8vo and 4to, integral blanks, Paris and Melun, 5 October 1829 to 7 April 1853. One letter on the headed paper of the Interior Ministry's 'Travaux de Tombeau de l'Empereur Napoléon'. With a pencil sketch for a house with a round pepperpot tower at each side.
£650 / $812 / €760 [No: 25402]
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WATTS, George Frederic (1817-1904). Painter and sculptor.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Jeffries, 1 page 8vo, Little Holland House, 20 May 1872. Thanking her for the plaster sample she had sent him.
£185 / $231 / €216 [No: 26443]

WILKIE, Sir David (1785-1841). Painter.
Autograph Letter (third person) to Mr Graham, 2 pages 8vo (laid down by the second leaf), Vicarage Place, Kensington, 31 December 1838. Returning General Graham's sword 'the hilt of which only could be put into his Indian picture'.
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 20773]
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