PORTRAITIST

[John Singer Sargent, American artist.] Autograph Note Signed ('John S. Sargent') to 'Cope', presumably Sir Arthur Stockdale Cope, who is the recipient of other letters in the source collection, accepting his 'last invitation'.

Author: 
John Singer Sargent (1856-1925), American artist who settled in Britain, the leading portraitist of the Edwardian period
Publication details: 
On letterhead of 31 Tite Street, Chelsea, S.W. [London] 'Friday' [no date].
£120.00

1p, 12mo. In good condition, lightly aged, with one fold. Written in a hurried painterly hand. Reads 'My dear Cope | Many thanks for your last invitation which I accept with pleasure – for Jan 21st at 8.15 | With best regards | Yours sincerely | John S. Sargent'.

[Walter William Ouless, portrait painter.] Autograph Letter Signed ('W. W. Ouless') to 'Mr. White' [John Forbes White?], regarding the contribution of paintings to an exhibition in Aberdeen.

Author: 
Walter William Ouless (1848-1933), RA, British portrait painter from Jersey [John Forbes White of Aberdeen?; Herbert Stacy Marks (1829-1898); Sir Alexander Matheson (1805-1886)]
Publication details: 
On letterhead of 12 Bryanston Square. 27 October 1887.
£65.00

3pp., 12mo. Bifolium. In good condition, on lightly aged paper. Ouless regrets that he has 'nothing available' for 'the Aberdeen Exhibition this year', 'unless it be Marks' portrait [Henry Stacy Marks, artist] which is my property & now at Manchester, but as it was painted 12 years ago I do not think you will consider it suitable'. He suggest asking the Highland Railway Company whether they might lend the 'half length by me of Sir A. Matheson'. The letter ends: 'I wish I had something more recent which I could propose. I hope another year you will ask me again.'

Autograph Signature on fragment of letter.

Author: 
John Prescott Knight
Publication details: 
Without date or place.
£20.00

English portrait-painter (1803-81; DNB). Piece of paper approximately three inches by five. Slightly discoloured but in good condition, and attached to piece of brown card. Reads 'Remember me very kindly to the Ladies, and after to your Sons, and believe me | Every yours most sincerely | John P. Knight'

Autograph Note Signed to Sir Martin [Archer Shee (1769-1850; DNB), President of the Royal Academy].

Author: 
Henry William Pickersgill
Publication details: 
Soho; 22 January 1840.
£25.00

English portrait painter (1782-1875). In good condition. Dimensions approximately 4 1/2 inches square, cropped and with some loss of text after signature. Attached to larger piece of grey paper. Reads 'My dear Sir Martin | I accept with great pleasure your kind invitation for Wednesday the 29 Inst. | Ever yours faithfully | H. W. Pickersgill'.

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