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LANDSEER, Sir Edwin (1802-1873). Animal-painter.
Collection of 17 Autograph Letters Signed to Henry Atkinson, and 1 to his father William Atkinson, 3 pages 4to, 20 pages 8vo, 6 pages 16mo, various places, 1836-1841. Making arrangements for the addition of a workroom, exchanging news, grieving over Constable's death, discussing business arrangements and commissions, and arranging meetings.
'... I trust to you for the completion of our building projects here. I again repeat that my object in making the new Room is, for immediate use if I can have the advantage of it - with the certainty of its being safe to work in, that is, Dry and Wholesome, by Xmas, I shall be content. The estimate Mr Johnson has given me is a high one - so it appears to others more conversant with the current expenses of building than my self - but, as I put my self in your hands, I rely on your guarding against the approach of extravagance. ...' (7 October 1839).
Henry George Atkinson (1812-1890) was the younger son of William Atkinson (c. 1773-1839); both were architects.
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