Art and Architecture

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.

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 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 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 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 . . .

"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".

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 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".

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 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.

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,

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