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ADAM, Robert (1728-1792). Architect.
Document Signed, a cheque made payable to Edward Rooker for sixty-three pounds, drawn on Messrs Innes and Hope, London, 30 March 1761. 100 x 235 mm. (c.3¾ x 9¼ inches), lightly tipped to a ruled backing sheet.
£450 / $580 / €513 [No: 26660]
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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 / $70 / €62 [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 / $161 / €142 [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 / $225 / €199 [No: 21477]
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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 / $58 / €51 [No: 26390]

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 / $174 / €153 [No: 25414]

COLLIER, John (1850-1934). Portrait painter.
Group of eleven Autograph Letters Signed to various correspondents, 1882-1919 where dated From 7 Chelsea Embankment, 4 Marlborough Place, and North House, 69 Eton Avenue.
£350 / $451 / €399 [No: 26643]

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 / $322 / €285 [No: 26411]

CRANE, Walter (1845-1915). Artist.
Autograph Letter Signed on a halfpenny postcard to William Rossiter of the Free Library & Art Galler, Camberwell Road, Beaumont Lodge, 10 November 1887 (slightly creased). Promising to have pictures ready for Rossiter's view by the following day, and suggesting that it would best to hang the sets of drawing together.
£75 / $96 / €85 [No: 26667]
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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 / $109 / €96 [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 / $58 / €51 [No: 0215]

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 / $451 / €399 [No: 24858]
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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 / $83 / €74 [No: 25567]
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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 / $83 / €74 [No: 25679]

FRITH, William Powell (1818-1909). Painter.
Amusing Autograph Letter Signed to [Francis Cowley] Burnand (1836-1917), signed 'William Shakespeare Frith', 2 pages 8vo with blank leaf, 7 Pembridge Villas, 11 December 1857. Informing Burnand of his difficulties in obtaining the latest copy of Punch, and praising his contributions.
£75 / $96 / €85 [No: 26666]
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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 / $580 / €513 [No: 25404]

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 / $70 / €62 [No: 26392]

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 / $419 / €370 [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 / $367 / €324 [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 / $161 / €142 [No: 1997]
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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 / $96 / €85 [No: 7292]

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 / $58 / €51 [No: 6753]

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 / $58 / €51 [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 / $1096 / €969 [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 / $967 / €855 [No: 25104]

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 / $70 / €62 [No: 19843]
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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 / $367 / €324 [No: 26534]
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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 / $109 / €96 [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 / $83 / €74 [No: 26389]

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 / $58 / €51 [No: 20851]

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 / $193 / €171 [No: 26061]

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 / $1612 / €1425 [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 / $1225 / €1083 [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 / $70 / €62 [No: 20761]

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 / $96 / €85 [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 / $58 / €51 [No: 25998]

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 / $70 / €62 [No: 20408]
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[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 / $290 / €256 [No: 25741]

MILLAIS, Sir John Everett (1829-1896). Painter.
Autograph Letter Signed ('John Everett Millais') to Sir Henry Holland (1788-1873, physician and traveller), 2 pages 8vo (blank absent), 7 Cromwell Place, 30 May 1871. Apologising for overlook an engagement.
£110 / $141 / €125 [No: 26673]

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 / $70 / €62 [No: 23302]

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 / $109 / €96 [No: 23440]
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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 / $70 / €62 [No: 23697]
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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 / $70 / €62 [No: 24069]
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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 / $58 / €51 [No: 24317]

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 / $83 / €74 [No: 24475]

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 / $58 / €51 [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 / $58 / €51 [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 / $83 / €74 [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 / $58 / €51 [No: 25107]

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 / $58 / €51 [No: 25207]
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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 / $96 / €85 [No: 24612]

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 / $109 / €96 [No: 25353]
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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 / $109 / €96 [No: 26273]

SCOTT, Sir George Gilbert (1811-1878). Architect.
Autograph Letter Signed to A Bruce Joy, 1 page 8vo on black-edged paper (repair to the margin), no place, 13 October 1875. Suggesting Mr Phené Spiers or his son, G.S. Scott though stating that 'I really do not know who to name to you'.
£125 / $161 / €142 [No: 26291]

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 / $83 / €74 [No: 26309]

SMIRKE, Robert (1753-1845). Painter & illustrator.
Document Signed, 1 page small 8vo (oblong) with embossed revenue stamp, no place, 25 January 1794. Ordering payment of £100 to the engraver and printseller John Boydell (1720-1894).
£55 / $70 / €62 [No: 26568]
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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 / $838 / €741 [No: 25402]
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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 / $109 / €96 [No: 20773]
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