Art and Architecture

Autograph Note, third person, to “Dr Wynne”.

Author: 
Lord Ashburnham.
Publication details: 
16/03/99
£25.00

Collector (1760-1830). One page, 8vo, good, giving himpermission to view his pictures.

Autograph Notes Signed to "Mrs Cash".

Author: 
W.B. Richmond
Publication details: 
Hammersmith, Undated and 12 March 1888.
£40.00

Painter (1842-1921). 2 ANSs, 8vo, good. In the first letter, he says that he has rested and feels able to continue with the sittings. In the second, he asks if he can exhibit her portrait at the “Grosvenor”. 2 items,

Autograph Note Signed to "Mills".

Author: 
R.L. Hobson.
Publication details: 
Brit. Mus., No date.
£35.00

British Museum ceramics expert. One page, 8vo, good. He passes comment on a blue and a yellow pot, dating them, and giving the countries of origin of the yellow pot.

Autograph Letter Signed to Eliott O'Donnell, author ("Werewolves", etc.)

Author: 
P.G. Konody.
Publication details: 
The Albany, Piccadilly, W., 13 Sept. 1917.
£35.00

Art Critic and author. Two pages, 8vo, partly laid downm fold mark, good condition. He says he can do nothing "about the pictures" of which O'Donnell had sent a list. "They are not of sufficient interest and, I fear, of little value. Anyway they would not do for the man for whom I am forming a collection." He anticipates lunch.

Signature.

Author: 
John Tenniel.
Publication details: 
No place or date.
£65.00

Illustrator of "Alice", etc. A bold signature and subscription in purple ink ("Believe me to be / Sincerely yours / John Tenniel", on piece of paper c.2.5 x 1", good condition.

Autograph Letter Signed to A. Edmund Spender.

Author: 
F. Carruthers Gould.
Publication details: 
3 Endsleigh Street, Tavistock Square, W.C., 4 Sept. 1907.
£45.00

Cartoonist. Four pages, 8vo, good condition. He is enthusiastic about the idea of a "Press visit to Devon" but thinks that the sort of journalist he calls the "boozy bounder" should not go. He names people who would help, including aristocrats and literary figures.

Typed Letter Signed by Dunstan Powell, Partner in John Hardman & Co., Artists in Stained Glass, to Canon Chesshire.

Author: 
John Hardman & Co.
Publication details: 
Piccadilly/ Newhall Hill, Birmingham, 14 March 1919.
£50.00

Two pages, 4to, good condition. Ref. "Stourport", Powell is sending the "sketch" of a window (enclosed), giving subjects and making suggestions ("I thought the Ark would come well"). He has worked less bcecause of the light on this than on the "war memorial". He discusses the list of "angel subjects for your side aisle windows" (present as a third typed page), apart from themes which should have a window ti themselves. He favours fewer subjects, confirms that the Old Testament goes on the North aisle, New of the South.

Signtaure (clipped)

Author: 
John Julius Angerstein.
Publication details: 
No place or date.
£20.00

Anglo-Russian collector of paintings whose collection formed the basis of the National Gallery collection. Clipped signature, c.3.5 x 1", "I am Sir Your [?] / J.J. Angerstein"

Autograph note signed to an unnamed correspondent.

Author: 
Bernard Partridge.
Publication details: 
Park Lodge, Church Street, Chelsea, 27 Oct. 1912.
£45.00

(1861-1945). "First Cartoonist" for Punch (1909-1945). "In reply to your enquiry I am afraid I cannot furnish you with any names of artists wanting ideas for humorous drawings. The only thing would be to apply to any artists who do such work & take your chance."

Autograph letter signed to John Burke, Irish genealogist.

Author: 
Henry Gally Knight.
Publication details: 
Lower Grosvenor St., 13 July 1841.
£65.00

Traveller, antiquary, writer on architecture (1786-1846). One page, 8vo with added page of verse, nick not affecting text, good. He responds to a request by sending an impression of a seal [not present] "which bears the armorial ensigns of the two families which I represent" - which he expands on.

Autograph letter signed to "Jim" (J. T? Molony).

Author: 
F. Carruthers Gould.
Publication details: 
3 Endsleigh Street, Tavistock Square, W.C., 30 Oct. 1913.
£45.00

Cartoonist (1844-1925). Two pages, 8vo, fold marks but text good and clear. "My dear Jim,/ Broken out in a new place, have you? Well, I'll see what I can do to help. Just at present I am entirely out of my book plate, and as the block has been damaged I shall have either to get a new one made or design a new one. I hope to do this soon and will send you samples. I may have some other Ex Libris amongst my papers and if I come across any I will send them on to you./ Grace has come back from Porlock . . .". He concludes on health matters.

Autograph letter signed to Captain McFall,

Author: 
Sir Thomas Brock
Publication details: 
7 April 1894, The Studio, 30 Osnaburgh Street, Regents Park.
£45.00

Sculptor (1847-1922). 3 pp, 12mo, on mourning paper. "I have just returned from a short stay in the Country and find your letter of the 29th ult With regard to the proposed Statuette in silver I need scarcely say I shall have much pleasure in assisting you in any way I can. / Your letter however leaves me a little in the dark. Do you wihs me to recommend some young Sculptor for the task or would you like me to undertake it?" Signed "Thos Brock".

Autograph note signed to J.H. Gifford (prob. editor of the St James' Chronicle).

Author: 
Martin Archer Shee
Publication details: 
27/01/31
£45.00

Irish Painter, poet, dramatist and novelist (1770-1850). He gives his correspondent the address of a "Mr Herbert" who was, according to the Post Office Directory of 1846, a professor and publisher of music.

Autograph Letters Signed to unknown correspondent(s?),

Author: 
Walter Crane
Publication details: 
Holland Street and Neufchatel respectively, 3 Nov. 1904 and 31 August 1931
£180.00

Artist and Poet (1845-1915). Two Autograph Letters Signed, 2 pages and one page respectively, 4to, staining and damage especially to 1910 letter, but texts clear. (1904) Crane outlines his understanding of "the terms under which 'The Golden Primer' was produced" based on his co-author's (Meiklejohn) letters - three fifths of the proceeds. He quotes relevant detail from two letters,on of which discusses a cheap edition for schools. "I find a dummy copy of this with a cover design of mine & Blackwood's imprint". He thinks a re-issue in the "original form" a good idea.

Autograph Note Signed to E.W. Cooke, marine painter

Author: 
John Phillip
Publication details: 
No date.
£20.00

Subject and portrait painter (1817-1867). He discusses a possible visit.

Autograph letter signed to Mrs Holdsworth

Author: 
William Agnew
Publication details: 
29/06/80
£50.00

Art dealer and Member of Parliament ((1825-1910). He is writing to her because hers is the first name on a list of "ladies" who have signed a petition "in favour of the extension of the suffrage to women householders". He has presented the petition with which he sympathises.

"On a Painting of the Fifteenth Century in the National Gallery"

Author: 
James Robinson Planche
Publication details: 
(1878) Unknown periodical.
£45.00

Antiquarian and dramatist (1796-1880), disbound article, [12] pages, in homemade blue wraps, contents partly detached, manuscript title on front "J.R. Planche on a battlepiece in the National Gallery, July. 1878".

Autograph letter signed to Thomas Barnard

Author: 
Harry Furniss
Publication details: 
01/03/84
£50.00

Cartoonist. Threee pages, vestiges indicating it derives from an album affecting only the blank fourth page. "I am sorry you could not turn up at the Club as my time is very uncertain there ...". He invites his correspondent to meet him at the Club after a meeting he is attending. "I would gladly give you suggestions about the bust." In case they don't meet he suggests his correspondent mention his ideas to "Mr Draper". He is uncertain whether he will make a meeting.

Autograph letter signed to Mrs [Mark] Pattison, art critic.

Author: 
Edward J. Poynter
Publication details: 
28 Albert Gate, 6 July 1883.
£40.00

Painter, President of the Royal Academy (1836-1919). Four pages, 8vo. As follows: " I never thanked you for your postcard & its information which adds greatly to the interest of the drawing. " is puzzling certainly, but so unlike "canonico" that I can hardly think it can have been an error in the transcript of that word. I have not yet discovered the other two sketches I possess . . .

photograph,

Author: 
Andrew Halliday [full name Andrew Halliday Duff]
Publication details: 
1873
£20.00

Essayist and dramatist (1830-1877). Portrait photograph, 3¾ inches by 2½, from the studio of Charles Watkins, 54 Chancery Lane, of a heavily-bearded Halliday looking to the right in jacket, coat and striped tie. The photographer's details and device are printed on the reverse of the mount, which is docketted "Andrew Halliday / 1873", and carries traces of glue and paper. Somewhat grubby.

Autograph Letter Signed, 2pp., 12mo, to "Mrs Hawes"

Author: 
Richard Westmacott
Publication details: 
17/05/44
£25.00

Sculptor (1775-1856). Work takes precedence over "gaieties" so he cannot accept an invitation.

Signature clipped from document

Author: 
Richard Westmacott
Publication details: 
no date
£25.00

Sculptor (1799-1872). Clipped signature from an appeal to the Artists' Benevolent Fund. Thomas Phillips, portrait painter (1770-1845), signature is on the same piece of paper

Autograph Notes Signed (x 2) to Shirley Slocombe, portrait painter

Author: 
James Dewar.
Publication details: 
14 and 17 April 1906
£30.00

Scottish natural philosopher. One page, 8vo. He finds the invitation to a lecture at the "Club" interesting but cannot manage it. He would welcome a copy of "any scientific abstract of the Lecture".

Autograph Letter Signed to (Maurice) Codner, artist

Author: 
Oswald Birley,
Publication details: 
15/10/38
£30.00

Artist. One page, 4to. He says that he is Secretary of the Artists' General Benevolent Fund for the year 1938-9 and asks for support for those artists in difficulty in "this period of unrest & uncertainty".

One Autograph Letter, third person and one Autograph Letter Signed, to Dr Mahon and T. Phillips (portrait painter)

Author: 
Charles, Earl Whitworth
Publication details: 
6 May 1820 and 18 Nov. 1822.
£60.00

Diplomat and Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland (1752-1825). 2 & 4pp., 8vo. (1820) He expresses gratitude for Mahon's part in getting him membership of the Society of Antiquaries, and discusses his future resolves in its regard. (1822) He renews a request for a portrait of Sir Walter Scott to hang at Knole, and goes into some detail. 2 items,

Autograph Postcard Signed to E.A. Carr

Author: 
Bernard Partridge
Publication details: 
03/05/02
£35.00

Caricaturist (1861-1945). He declines taking up a suggestion since he is "no longer doing that kind of illustration for 'Punch'".

Autograph Letter Signed to Fagan.

Author: 
C.H. Read
Publication details: 
British Museum, 25 Nov. 1909
£35.00

Antiquarian and art connoisseur (1857-1929). 3pp., 8vo. He wishes to clarify the view he and his colleagues at the British Museum are taking on "the Thompson memorial", ignoring it since it is a British Academy matter not British Museum.

Autograph Letters Signed (x 2), to Lady Maitland and an unnamed correspondent

Author: 
G.H. Broughton
Publication details: 
1 Nov. 1899 and 28 April 1904
£35.00

Artist. One and 2pp., 8vo. (1899) He suggests the steps she must take to arrange the loan a a "miniature table" from the Royal Academy. (1904) He gives permission for his "Diploma Picture" to be reproduced in the "Windsor Magazine", revealing its history (an illustration to Tennyson's lines in "Break, break!"). He later appears to allude to a collection of moutaineering pictures(?). 2 items,

Typed Note Signed, to "Mr. Archer" of Sanderson's Wallpaper Museum.

Author: 
Gerald Kelly
Publication details: 
23/08/63
£35.00

Artist (1879-1972). One page, 8vo. He had discussed with "Mr Entwhistle" (wallpaper historian) a little collection of wallpapers he had purchased. Entwhistle had retired but suggested he write to Archer. He thought he did, and found a copy of his letter. "If you are not interested it will be quite easy for you to let me know". photocopy of a page from Derek Stanford's biography of Kelly tells the story of his pruchase of "a trunk-full of Second Empire wall-papers" which he gave to the V & A at the end of his life.

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