[Sir John Charles Robinson, as Hon. Sec. of the Fine Arts Club, London.] Letter, in a secretarial hand, signed by Robinson ('J C Robinson'), informing Rev. James Beck that he has been elected a member.

Sir John Charles Robinson [J. C. Robinson] (1824-1913), painter, etcher, art collector, curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum, first President of the Burlington Fine Arts Club, London [James Beck]
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Fine Arts Club, 13 Foulis Terrace, Brompton, S.W. [London] 23 February 1863.
SKU: 22157

2pp, folio. In good condition, lightly aged. Folded twice. Begins: 'Sir, | I have the honour to inform you that the Committee of the Fine Arts Club have, on the nomination of His Excellency The Marquis d'Azeglio, elected you a member of their Society.' (The reference is to the Italian diplomat and art collector Vittorio Emanuele Taparelli d'Azeglio (1816-1890), who was for a time President of the Burlington Fine Arts Club.) Robinson is enclosing a copy of the rules and list of members (not present), and Beck's 'subscription of One Guinea, due on election, may be paid according to the slip sent herewith'. He requests an acknowledgement of 'this communication' at Beck's 'earliest convenience'.