[Alfred Edward Chalon; 'booklet'] La Giraffe dediee sans permission á Mademoiselle Chalon 1828

[Alfred Edward Chalon (1780 – 1860), Swiss portrait painter, sometime Portrait Painter in Water Colour to Her Majesty]
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Booklet, stabbed (thread through two holes at (spine) edge), chipped at one corner, sl. grubby wraps (with title), small closed tears on back wrap. A crude production with decent charicatures. It comprises: title and seven caricatures illustrating the comic effects of having a giraffe-style hairdo. See images (should have used flash!). No other copy traced yet(WorldCat etc) but the Brighton Pavilion Collections provided an image of one of the caricatures to the only site which appears to refer to this booklet, and claiming after watercolours by Chalon.

Two Autograph Letters Signed to Sir William Charles Ross.

Thomas Carrick
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August 9 and 30; both from 43 Upper Seymour St, Portman Square, London.

Miniature painter and chemist (1802-75) with Carlisle and Newcastle connections. The recipient (1794-1860) was a miniature-painter and member of the Royal Academy. Both letters in poor condition, on discoloured, worn and stained paper, but with no loss to text. In LETTER ONE (two pages, 12mo) he states his willingness to meet Ross 'to talk over the matter to whicy your letter of yesterday refers', undertaking to 'enage with Mr. Thorburn to meet us'.

Autograph Letter Signed to Alfred Edward Chalon.

Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
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Belgrave place | Thursday Ev[eni]ng.' [no year].

English painter and sculptor (1781-1841). The recipient (1780-1860) was an English artist of Swiss descent. One page, quarto. Good, but with traces of previous brown-paper mount adhering to rear and minor damage to several corners. Reads 'My Dear Sir | When I asked you for an impression I had not seen the composition & had no idea that I was asking so much - believe me I feel very grateful for your kindness in putting me in possession of so very interesting a work - I do not mean to be understood as speaking of Lithography only.

Autograph Signatures on fragment of petition to W[illiam]. J[ohn]. Roper, Secretary to the Artists' General Benevolent Fund.

Alfred Edward Chalon, John James Chalon, Andrew Geddes, Andrew Robertson
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Without place or date, but pre

All four are notable British artists of the first half of the nineteenth-century: A. E. Chalon (1780-1860), J. J. Chalon (1778-1854), Geddes (1783-1844), Robertson (1777-1845). Paper dimensions roughly four and a half inches by five and a half. Grubby and discoloured with age, and with some wear and creasing to edges. Signatures read ' R: Jackson [perhaps John Richardson Jackson, mezzotint engraver, 1819-77] | Alfd. Edwd Chalon | Jno. Jas. Chalon | Andw. Geddes | A. Robertson'.

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