Art and Architecture

Bookplate "Ex Libris N. Asherson".

Author: 
Mervyn Peake.
Publication details: 
No date.
£55.00

Bookplate, in very good condition, inside front cover of "Lives of the Fellows of the Royal College of Surgeons of England" by D'Arcy Power and W.R. Le Fanu (London, 1953), mainly good condition, no dj. From the Library of N[ehemiah] Asherson.

Bookplate "Ex Libris N. Asherson".

Author: 
Mervyn Peake.
Publication details: 
No date.
£55.00

Bookplate, in very good condition, inside front cover of "The Physical Background of Perception" by E.D. Adrian (Oxford, 1947), good condition in frayed dj. From the Library of N[ehemiah] Asherson.

Autograph Letter Signed "E.U. Eddis", to Sir W. Ross.

Author: 
Eden Upton Eddis.
Publication details: 
78 Newman Street, Friday, no date (watermark 1843).
£45.00

Two pages, 8vo, browned and with tear at fold, but text clear and complete. He describes how someone called to ask him to buy benefit tickets for a charitable purpose. He declined on principle, but noticed later an address and decided to write to that address to explain that he would wish to help anyone in whom his correspondent took an interest. He encouraged another visit from the original agent. [Presumably the fact that Ross (DNB) was a fellow-artist influenced his course of action.]

Autograph Letter Signed to unnamed male correspondent.

Author: 
John Boultbee
Publication details: 
Loughbro. ye 9th. March 1786'.
£85.00

English equestrian artist (1753-1812). 1 page, 8vo. In poor condition: creased, frayed and torn. He has that morning received from his correspondent's servant 'the sum of sixteen Pounds nine shillings payment for your Pictures'. He will send them 'by the first conveyance' and hopes they will please. 'If any alteration should be necessary should be glad to make it at any time'. Signed 'J. Boultbee'. A postscript states that he has returned 'by your servant the Ballance from the Bill of twenty Pounds'. Docketed on reverse with date of receipt, sum paid to 'J.

Four Autograph Notes Signed to "Mr Henry" (1917. 1919) and Mrs Henry (1927).

Author: 
Philip Connard.
Publication details: 
Little Sutton (x1), 17a Whiteheads Grove, Chelsea (x3),1917 (x1), 1919 (x2), 1927 (x1).
£85.00

Artist (see DNB), official war artist to Royal Navy (Ist WW), etc. Total 4pp, 8vo, good condition.(1917) He mentions Henry's illness and suggests that he continue the portrait when he returns from the States. (1919) Thanks ("It is good of you to give to A.B.F."). "The title is all right & settled long ago ". He sends tickets for a Private View at the RA and ASBI dinner hoping he will be his guest. (1927) He accepts a dinner invitation from Mrs Henry and suggests a game of golf ("if so will will he [Mr Henry] come with me to Royal Wimbledon"). Four items,

Autograph Letter Signed, 2pp., 8vo, to Mrs Cash

Author: 
J.T. Nettleship
Publication details: 
05/07/86
£25.00

Painter, essayist and critic (1841-1902). He explains why he cannot go on an excursion. He expects to have to paint a python on the point of shedding its skin.

Autograph Letters Signed (x 2) to "Mr Milne" (Rev.)

Author: 
E.M. Ward
Publication details: 
4 and 28 Sept. 1878
£100.00

Historical painter (1816-1879). 3 & 2pp., 8vo. (4 Sept.) He is doing his best to facilitate the sale of a painting through a friend ("Haynes"), "the de Witt picture", owned by a Col. Gordon. The market for "luxury" items is affected by the depression, but he hopes for an upturn. He admires both the de Witt and "the portrait of Mary". (28 Sept.) He will do his best with regard to both pictures but outlines problems. 2 items,

Autograph note signed to Miss [?] Coates,

Author: 
Copley Fielding
Publication details: 
Saturday [no date], 26 Newman Street.
£40.00

Antony Vandyke Copley Fielding. Watercolour artist (1787-1855). One page, 12mo. "My dear Miss Coates, / Pray be so good as to give my kind Compliments to your mama, & say that I shall have great pleasure in coming to Bedford Place on Tuesday eveg. & with my best remembrance to your Aunt Julia, & many thanks to you for your obliging note, / I remain / very sincerely yours / Copley Fielding". One very small hole at head and slight creasing, but in good overall condition.

Autograph Letter Signed and Autograph Note Signed to F.W. Fairholt, engraver, art critic

Author: 
Joseph Durham
Publication details: 
20 April and 6 June [1857].
£45.00

Sculptor (1814-1877). 2pp. & one page, 8vo. He initially discusses the "distresses" of someone called Hone, presumably an artist, how £50 would enable him to provide for himself and his family. Advertisements about Hone's situation have been placed and presumably they hope for contributions. The second letter appears to concern contributions from Wigram and Tupper. 2 items,

Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed female correspondent.

Author: 
Copley Fielding.
Publication details: 
30/12/27
£35.00

Artist. One page, 4to, tears on folds, but text clear and complete. He is annoyed at not meeting up and discusses his much-felt loss of a brother. "His death was as tranquil as his life." He sends good wishes to the Smiths.

Autograph Note Signed to A. Durham.

Author: 
Martin Archer Shee.
Publication details: 
Cavendish Squate, no date.
£30.00

Irish artist and writer (DNB). One page, 8vo, good condition. He cannot accept an invitation because the event clkashes with a meeeting of the Dilettante Society to which he is committed.

Signature only with others cut from document.

Author: 
Charles Landseer
Publication details: 
no date present
£20.00

Historical painter (1799-1879). Landseer's signature with others (Crowly, Ross, Graves, Lewis, Cury), probably cut from document relating to the Artist's Benevolent Fund. A line has been drawn thorugh Landseer's signature and the words "not eligible" added.

Autograph Note Signed to Sir Martin [Archer Shee, President of the Royal Academy?]

Author: 
Richard Westmacott
Publication details: 
No place, 1 February [no year].
£25.00

English sculptor (1799-1872; DNB). On piece of paper 4 inches by 3 1/2. Somewhat grubby, and with remains of glue on blank reverse. Difficult hand. 'Dear Sir Martin | I am just returned from & shall have much pleasure in dining with You tomorrow. | believe me | very sincerely Yours | Richd Westmacott | '. The foot of the note has been cropped but this does not affect the signature.

fragment of autograph letter signed to unnamed female correspondent

Author: 
John James Chalon
Publication details: 
slip of paper around one inch by four inches, date and place not present
£25.00

Victorian landscape and genre painter. The conclusion of a letter cut away for the signature: 'the Silk covering with the Red but I believe they could be changed for blue if preferred | I have the honour to be | Madam | Your obedient Servent | J. J. Chalon'. Slightly discoloured by the glue with which it was stuck to the album.

Autograph Letter Signed to Douglas Murray.

Author: 
Sir William Blake Richmond, R.A.
Publication details: 
13 October 1895; Bearn Lodge, Hammersmith.
£45.00

English artist (1842-1921). 2 pages, 16mo, on the rectos of the two leaves of a bifoliate, the first leaf bearing a mourning border. In good condition, but with remains of mount adhering to blank verso of second leaf. 'Re candlesticks. | The dean does not want candlesticks for the Altar. | But, in the place of those hideous bronze things in fornt of the Altar I have designend, and Pegram the sculptor has modelled a sketch, a really fine thing.

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 letter signed to Winifred [?]

Author: 
Frank O. Salisbury
Publication details: 
2pp, 4to, 20 December 1931, on letterhead 62 Avenue Road, Regent's Park, N.W.
£50.00

English artist. 'Life has been one continual rush since we returned from the States. I have been hoping for a chance to get down to see you. When you are in Town & this way do call in & see us.' Describes a window memorial in a church, dedicated to 'your dear Father'. 'How lovely to think of the two dear souls their memories yet more precious as the years advance'.

Autograph Note Signed to "Roberts" (prob. David).

Author: 
Thomas Webster.
Publication details: 
Kensington, 13 Sept. 1844.
£45.00

Artist (DNB). Two pages, 8vo, fold marks but good condition, partly laid down alongside photograph, c.2" x 3". He expects Roberts to attend the same event and asks to share his "conveyance". He concludes that he "found Callcott in much the same state I left him."

Autograph letter, third person, to [Ackermann].

Author: 
Lady Gray[?].
Publication details: 
Sanford [?] Park, Chipping Norton, 11 Nov. 1811
£50.00

Two pages, 4to, chipped, spike-hole, small loss, mainly readable.

Autograph Letter Signed to Dr Dawson William Turner.

Author: 
Robert R. Hamilton
Publication details: 
30 August 1883; 61 Westbourne Park Crescent, W.
£35.00

Turner (1815-85; DNB) was the son of the noted botanist and autograph collector. 4 pages, 16mo. Creased, stained and grubby. Odd cross between an offer of work and a begging letter. Marked 'Private'. From their 'former relations' Hamilton feels sure Turner will assist him as he did before, when he was 'engaged in bringing out the West-End'. He hopes 'it will not be long before I can again avail myself of your facile pen for a few more of your graphic sketches of what comes under your observation.

Autograph Signature beneath printed cartoon.

Author: 
[PUNCH MAGAZINE] Major George Denholm Armour, O.B.E.
Publication details: 
14/03/30
£50.00

Scottish animal painter and cartoonist (1864-1949), for many years connected with Punch. In good condition, with the printed cartoon approximately 6 inches by 5, on 8vo piece of paper with two neat holes for ring binder. One of Armour's cartoons ('PLAYS FOR THE HUNTING-FIELD. | "HONOURS EASY."), has been cut from Punch, and stuck to the piece of paper, to which Armour has added his signature, 'G. Denholm Armour | 14 - 3 - 30'. Above the signature, in another hand, is ' "Punch" 5 - 3 - 30.'

Autograph Signature.

Author: 
Sir Reginald Theodore Blomfield, R.A.
Publication details: 
Without date or place.
£20.00

English architect (1856-1942). Slip cut from letter, dimensions approximately 1 1/4 inches by 4 1/4. In good condition. Reads 'Yrs sincy | Reginald Blomfield'. Docketed in pencil '1935' and with tidy strip with 'SIR REGINALD BLOMFIELD, M.A., R.A.', neatly stuck down beneath signature.

2 Autograph Letters Signed to Sir Martin [Archer Shee, President of the Royal Academy].

Author: 
Edward Hodges Baily
Publication details: 
Letter 1: 24 January 1840, no place; letter 2: 25 January 1842, no place.
£45.00

English sculptor (1788-1867)(DNB), responsible for the Nelson on Nelson's Column. Both letters are discoloured by age, but otherwise in good condition. The first letter is 1 page, 16mo, cropped and mounted on a larger piece of paper. 'My Dear Sir Martin | Absence from Town will I hope be a sufficient apology for my not sooner acknowledging the receipt of your card of invitation for Wednesday next - and to state that I shall have great pleasure dining with you that day.' The second letter is 2 pages, 16mo, heavily discoloured and with remains of four wax mounts in corners and elsewhere.

[TRAVELLER'S SAMPLE] An essay on the history of English church architecture prior to the separation of England from the Roman obedience.

Author: 
George Gilbert Scott
Publication details: 
London: Simpkin, Marshall and Co. 1881.
£100.00

4to. In good condition, in original stamped patterned cloth and with attractive red leather label (somewhat worn) stamped with gilt on front board. Boards with bevelled edges worn and frayed at corners. Marbled endpapers, with front hinge cracked. Contains ten leaves comprising: frontispiece ('PLATE II. | TINTERN ABBEY. | EXTERIOR VIEW OF THE EAST END.'); title-leaf (title-page in red and black, with vignette and ruled with red lines); leaf with 'TABLE OF CONTENTS'; first two leaves of 'PREFACE' (pp.i-iv); and five leaves of text (pp.103-112).

indenture between Lapidge and John Graham, solicitor of Moorgate Street

Author: 
Edward Lapidge
Publication details: 
on both sides of large piece of vellum, 1 May 1844
£65.00

English architect who built a bridge over the Thames at Richmond. Relates to the lease by him to Graham of property in Queen Street, Mayfair. Signed and sealed by both parties. On the reverse is an assignment of 7 December 1847 from Graham to Elizabeth Anne Howard of 12 Thurloe Square, Brompton. With various seals and stamps. Written in black ink and ruled with red lines.

Autograph Signature.

Author: 
Sir George Frampton R.A.
Publication details: 
Without date or place.
£15.00

English sculptor (1860-1928). Florid signature 'Geo. Frampton' on slip of paper, 1 inch by 3 1/2. Slightly smudged but in good condition. Attached to piece of blue paper docketed with biographical information about the 'Great Sculptor'.

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'.

Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Bewick[e].

Author: 
William Agnew
Publication details: 
On letterhead 11 Gt Stanhope Street, Park Lane, 'Monday morg.'
£30.00

Art dealer (1825-1910; DNB). 2 pages. 16mo biofoliate. In good condition. The recipients name is spelt 'Bewick' at the beginning of the letter and 'Bewicke' at the end. 'Dear Mrs Bewick | I came up from Southampton on Saturday. I am starting for Lancashire in a few minutes | I shall be back on Wednesday and off the following day | I can see you here if you can call about 5.30 | Yours sincerely | Wm Agnew'.

Autograph Letter Signed to J. H. Roberts.

Author: 
Charles Aitken
Publication details: 
5 January 1928; on letterhead of the National Gallery, Millbank, S.W.1.
£50.00

Director of the Tate Gallery (1869-1936). 1 page, 8vo, grubby and creased, with otherwise-blank verso docketed and attached to piece of card. 'Both our funds and our space are extremely limited and Mr Warne Browne's 'Catch of Pilchards', though a pleasant subject picture, is scarcely of national importance and my Board would not consider purchasing it. | It might possibly be of interest for a local Museum such as the Truro Gallery or the Passmore Edwards Art Gallery, Newlyn. I am returning the reproduction | Yours very truly | Charles Aitken | Director'.

Autograph Sigature on fragment of letter.

Author: 
Linley Sambourne
Publication details: 
Without date or place.
£25.00

Victorian cartoonist and illustrator (DNB), connected with the magazine Punch. The fragment is around two inches by four, creased and discoloured. It reads 'With compliments | very truly yours. | Linley Sambourne' The signature is underlined. The reverse, one edge of which is attached to a piece of card, carries part of a list of various numbers of the magazine 'Types of British Army' in Sambourne's possession.

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