[ Edward Bocquet, historical engraver. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('E Bocquet') to the London booksellers Messrs. Lackington & Co.', regarding his engraving for them of a portrait of the Earl of Southampton.

Edward Bocquet, historical engraver [ Lackington & Co., London booksellers; Joseph Harding ]
Publication details: 
Without place. 11 January 1816.
SKU: 19776

2pp., 12mo. In fair condition, aged and rather dusty, with small closed tear at head. He begins by explaining that he has been 'prevented by ill health from finishing the plate confided to my care, & of waiting upon you to make you acquainted with the cause of the delay. The engraving is 'in a state of forwardness', and he is willing to let 'Mr Satchwell' give his opinion of it before he sends it to them. 'I shall prove the plate again next week, after which I shall be enabled to state the time of its completion'. He ends by remarking that when he 'stated ten weeks as the time for completing a plate, I understood with the same portion of the work as in those of which Mr Harding [ senior partner Joseph Harding ] she me the Impressions. The Portrait of the Earl of Southn. has a great m more minutiae than any of those I inspected.' Postscript regarding a letter sent to Harding in Finsbury Square,